Parenting

Talking to Your Son about Performance Enhancing Drugs

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Performance enhancing drugs, (PEDs) are causing a stir in the sports world and also some confusion. If misunderstood, you may not know what to say if your teenager comes home talking about supplements. Orthopedist Derek Lichota, MD specializes in sports medicine and sees a variety of patients, including those at McLane Children’s Scott & White. […]

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Pixie Dust and Pirates: How to Encourage a Healthy Imagination

Thumbnail image for Pixie Dust and Pirates: How to Encourage a Healthy Imagination October 15, 2013 Parenting

Today your son might be a superhero. Yesterday he was rescuing a princess, and tomorrow he may be a pirate hunting for treasure. These characters are a positive sign that your son is using his imagination and exploring the world around him. Laura Beth Tusa is a psychotherapist for McLane Children’s Scott & White MacArthur […]

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Is Your Teenager Coping with Grief?

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When tragedy hits a family, it is a difficult time for everyone. You may be trying to control your own grief, accept the loss or find peace with the situation. If you have children, especially teenagers, who are impacted by a death, this time can be especially challenging. How do you deal with your own […]

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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby

Thumbnail image for Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby July 3, 2013 Parenting

Prepping for a new baby can mean more than buying bottles and baby clothes, especially if this is not your first child. As you enter into this pregnancy, you may not be as worried as the first time around. You’ve had a child before, and you know what to expect. But because this is not […]

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“I Love You TOO Much… to Let You Act Like a Brat!”

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Author and pediatrician Alma Golden, MD explains her perspective on proper discipline. Parents who are committed to the success of their children know that it is a bad idea to practice failure. The natural tendencies of children can result in real problems if they are not addressed in a consistent, firm and gentle way throughout […]

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Techniques for Talking to Teens

Thumbnail image for Techniques for Talking to Teens April 24, 2013 Parenting

If there is an adolescent in your home, the next few years can be some of the best fun you have ever had, or some of the most trying. Much of that depends on how you would answer two questions: Are you communicating effectively? Yelling and one-syllable answers don’t count! Are expectations established? Are there […]

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Is Your Child a Late Bloomer?

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Find Out How to Spot the Signs and What You Can Do to Reassure Your Child Picture day has come and gone, and your child has finally brought home the crinkled cellophane-covered envelope full of individual shots and the class picture. Your child points out each of his classmates, and you notice something disturbing. Your […]

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Baby Teeth, Big Habits

Thumbnail image for Baby Teeth, Big Habits March 19, 2013 Parenting

I can remember my first visit from the tooth fairy.  I tucked my baby tooth in a small box and snuck it under my pillow. As I awoke the next morning, I was excited to find money left behind. What I didn’t realize, however, is how I was transitioning into an important stage of my […]

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