Parenting

Is your child afraid of the dark? 8 things to know

February 18, 2016 Parenting

As bedtime approaches, kids can pull out their stall tactics. Whether they need a glass of water, they’re hungry, or they’re just throwing a fit about going to bed, it can become exhausting. What can make matters even harder for parents or caregivers is if you have a child who is afraid of the dark. […]

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Common questions about starting your baby on solid foods

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For many mothers it can take a few months before feeling comfortable breastfeeding or bottle feeding their babies. But just when you get the hang of feeding, it is time to think about another part of your baby’s intake—solid foods. A baby’s diet is crucial to growth and development, and so it is important to […]

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Bullying prevention starts with parents

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As many as 1 in 4 US students have been bullied at school, and many more have experienced cyberbullying, according to stopbullying.org. While it seems that awareness of the bullying problem has increased in recent years, the country still has a long way to go to prevent this serious issue. Baylor Scott & White – […]

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Bedtime rules for children shared by elementary school teacher goes viral, causes debate

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A Wisconsin elementary school teacher recently shared a chart of optimal sleep times for children heading back to school. As the chart swept across the nation, it went viral and thousands chimed in with varied opinions. The chart answered the common question, “At what time should your child go to bed?” outlining specific bedtimes according […]

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Learning to help with your child’s lisp

September 8, 2015 Parenting
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Even before our baby utters his first word, we are developing our child’s language. As time progresses, we may notice he is starting to speak with a lisp. How do you know when you should be worried about your child’s lisp? Joan Togami MS CCC-SLP is the lead clinician and Speech Language Pathologist at McLane […]

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Immunizations your child needs for kindergarten

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If you are enrolling your kindergartener in public school, there is a good chance you will be asked for proof of your child’s immunizations. Public schools require children to be immunized for the child’s protection as well as the protection of their classmates and teachers. Jamie Avila, MD is a pediatrician with McLane Children’s Scott […]

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Too Much TV? Effects of TV on Young Children

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Our world is dominated by screens everywhere we turn. With the introduction of smart phones, tablets and TVs now in many households, young children are being exposed to programs at an increasing rate. To clarify and illustrate the effects TV has on young children, pediatrician Bradley Berg, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACPE of McLane Children’s Scott […]

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Is Your Daughter Ready for Her First Gynecological Visit?

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Thirty years ago puberty was something that happened in adolescence. But today, the rate of precocious puberty—the development of secondary sex characteristics before age 8—is on the rise, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. Girls are maturing earlier than ever before, which means parents need to know the signs of puberty […]

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