Children

5 Ways to Practice Gun Safety with Your Children

July 15, 2014 Safety
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Every seven-and-a-half hours a child or a teen is killed by a gun, either by accident or suicide. But these frightening statistics don’t have to continue. Parents and caregivers can do a lot to keep their children safe from injury or death. McLane Children’s Scott & White Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Supervisor, Susan Burchfield, […]

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Stop Yelling at Your Kids!

July 11, 2014 Parenting
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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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Controlling Batteries by Keeping Children Away

July 8, 2014 Safety
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Babies love to put things in their mouths. They crawl on the floor finding all sorts of things. Then when they find something exciting, they sit up and what’s often the first thing they do with their discovery? Put it in their mouths. If your baby finds an old cracker it’s not a big deal, […]

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A Prescription to Prevent School Failure— Early Reading

July 1, 2014 Parenting
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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

June 20, 2014 Parenting
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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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Be Careful Boating and Around Open Water

June 6, 2014 Safety
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Boating with friends and family can be a great way to enjoy the summer months, but it can also pose a safety risk for your children. Let’s face it. You may have to put up with a little whining and resistance if kids complain about wearing a life jacket. It’s vital to keeping them safe […]

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How Can I Help My Child Overcome Anger Issues?

May 30, 2014 Parenting
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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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Does My Child Have Anger Issues?

April 22, 2014 Parenting
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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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