Parenting

Being Smart with Your Smart Phone Apps

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Using Your Phone to Track your Kid’s Health We have an overwhelming amount of information at our fingertips. Do you have a question about your child’s rash? Your first instinct may be to turn to your phone for an answer. Within seconds, you can find a wide range of medical advice that can give peace […]

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Stop Yelling at Your Kids!

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How to Stop the Screaming and Start Communicating Effectively The way you talk to your children can soon become their inner voice. What you say will ring in their minds for years to come. With constant power struggles, disciplining and difficult issues, communicating with children can be hard. Parents often get fed up and yell […]

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A Prescription to Prevent School Failure— Early Reading

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“Just one more story?” your child begs before bedtime. You’re exhausted from a long day, and you’re anxious to get your little one in bed. But before turning out the light, you lie down next to your child and read a book together. After a kiss goodnight, you’ve closed a chapter on another successful day […]

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5 Ways to Keep Kids Active this Summer

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As soon as school gets out, kids are celebrating while parents are wondering how to fill their time. You don’t want them sitting in front of the TV all day or always complaining about being bored. To keep kids entertained and parents happy, consider some ideas to help them stay busy. McLane Children’s Scott & […]

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Is Your Teen Ready to Leave Home?

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The big day you thought would never come is here—the day your teenager moves away from home. To say this can be unnerving for parents may be an understatement. Typically, your young adult is ready to take on the world, but you may not be so sure. You know what is out there and wonder […]

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How Can I Help My Child Overcome Anger Issues?

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Of course kids all do things we wish they wouldn’t. That’s a normal part of parenting. But when it comes to anger, sometimes our kids take it too far. Are you constantly embarrassed by your child’s anger? Do you have to avoid social situations because you’re apologizing for his behavior with other kids? If your […]

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Helping Dads Cope with Crying—Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

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“I hear babies cry…I watch them grow,” sang the famous Louis Armstrong. But as you hear a baby cry for hours on end, you may not think “what a wonderful world.” All babies cry, and the noise can be a difficult adjustment for new parents. Every baby comes with his own temperament, and it will […]

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Does My Child Have Anger Issues?

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Signs to look for Kicking and screaming or stubborn and withdrawn, children express their anger in a number of ways. You don’t always get what you want, and this is especially true for kids. When children get frustrated they can often feel angry. As a parent, you may wonder what is considered “normal” on the […]

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