Children

Nervous About Night Terrors?

August 26, 2014 Medical Information
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You’ve put the kids to bed and you’re relaxing on the couch, but just a couple hours later you hear a blood-curdling scream. Your rush to your child’s bedside to find him crying, inconsolable and unable to calm down. What is going on? Is my child having a nightmare? It can be disturbing to find […]

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Let’s Go Ride a Bike!

August 8, 2014 Safety
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Neighborhood kids love to play together, and what’s better than a fun bike ride? Next time your child is invited to go ride bikes, be sure he grabs his helmet on the way out the door. Although bicycle helmets are not required by Texas law, it’s risky to ride without one. In fact, if your […]

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How To Pack a Lunch That Keeps Kids and Parents Happy

August 5, 2014 Healthy Living
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School will soon be in session and parents in Central Texas are once again faced with a task that many dread: packing your child’s lunch. Like most parents, you want to do a good job, which means creating a nutritious, well-balanced meal that your child will actually eat. So what is a parent to do? […]

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Back to School Checklist: Preparing for a Happy, Healthy School Year

July 29, 2014 Community Information
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It’s never too soon to begin preparing for the next school year. Here are some handy tips to help make the upcoming academic year a successful one: School or sports physical. Don’t wait until the end of the summer to make an appointment. Immunizations. Check with your school to confirm what vaccines are required. Schedule […]

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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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