Lead Exposure: Steps to Protect Your Family

Lead in the body can affect a child’s development, learning and behavior. Lead is a metal that is found in a lot of places. Children have the most risk factors because they often put their hands and objects into their mouths and their growing bodies tend to easily absorb what they eat. Although you can’t […]

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Your Child’s First Phone: Are They Ready?

Deciding when to give your child their first phone can be a source of anxiety. Smartphones, in particular, offer a portal to the internet, apps and social media. You may not feel your child is ready for that much access to the digital world. Yet, you may want to get your child a phone for […]

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Repetitive Mouth Sounds- Why Kids Make Them and How to Deal With Them

If you child is making strange repetitive noises, you might be wondering what could be causing this behavior. Learning more about your child’s sensory needs can be a game-changer for both of you, and a lot of difficult behaviors might suddenly start making more sense! Check out these tips from a Certified Behavior Analyst on […]

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Antibiotics for Children: 10 Common Questions Answered

Using antibiotics when they are not the right medicine will not help. In fact, it may even cause more harm than good. Why? Because antibiotics only treat infections caused by bacteria—not viruses. Plus, like all medications, antibiotics have side effects. Before prescribing an antibiotic, your pediatrician will find out if it is the right medicine […]

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Communication Skills Start at Home

​​​​​​​​​​​​How we communicate can affect our relationships with family, friends, teachers and other people. As a parent, you play an important part in teaching your child to communicate in a healthy way. With everything they see you do and hear you say, you’re modeling verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills. How Kids Learn Verbal […]

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Feeding Your Family Right on a Budget: How to Plan & Shop Smart

You can feed your family healthy meals on a budget, but it helps to have a plan. Here are tips from MyPlate.gov on how to plan and shop on a budget. Try all the tips or start with a few tips. Every effort counts towards feeding your family right! 3 things to plan before you go shopping: […]

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