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Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Healthy Eating Starts with Mom and Dad!

I often am asked how to develop healthy eating habits in children.  It is so easy to slip into the chicken nugget black hole when you have young children.  With the obesity rate in children rising in this country, and heart disease in adults taking its toll, we as parents have to think about instilling …

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Detergent pods, they look like candy to a child!

These convenient laundry detergent pods are brightly colored and bite sized.  Keep these out of reach…there have been reports of children  becoming very ill when they have bitten into the pod. There is a new study being published in the December 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Journal, Pediatrics this week regarding these laundry pods.  We …

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Does your family need a media diet?

For years parents have been encouraged to limit TV and screen time for children…especially preschoolers. We have seen many studies that show children who watch too much TV are more likely to be overweight, have an increased risk of attention problems, and their play is truly interrupted. Children who are exposed to sexual programs are …

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