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What is ADHD?

1 in 10 children may be diagnosed with it. How is it recognized and treated?

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Fetal Development in the First Trimester

Welcome to pregnancy! The first 12 weeks of your pregnancy is an important time in the development of your baby. Caring for this new life can be both exciting and exhausting!

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When Your Newborn Has a Fever

Did you know that newborns are not prepared to handle changes in body temperature like adults and older children? As adults, we have more control over our body temperature. When we are too cold, we shiver to warm up. When we're too hot, we sweat to help cool down.

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Using Imagination to Build Life Skills at the Children's Museum!

In October, Omaha Children's Museum opened our latest exhibit – Imagination: Celebrating 40 Years of Play!

It's hard to believe that Omaha Children's Museum has been a staple of Omaha families for 4 decades already!

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How to Help Your Kids Face Their Fears

Here at the Omaha Children's Museum our mission is to engage imaginations and create an excitement about learning. All of our exhibits and programs are created with this in mind including our Cobweb Castle! This not-so-scary haunted house is designed to help you and your kids learn how to face your fears!

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Ways to Be Involved in Your Child's Play

The Omaha Children's Museum is a wonderful place where kids can use their imaginations to become a firefighter, a scientist, an astronaut, and so much more!

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10 Steps for Safe Playground Fun

I recommend 60 minutes of exercise each day for children and playgrounds offer a great source of fresh air and exercise. Playgrounds are not without danger, however.

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Winter Play Ideas

With these winter months comes the cold, dark and the desire to hibernate. That's no different for children. In winter, kids tend to spend more time inside, but outside play is incredibly important for child development and burns off energy which never seems to be in short supply. ParentSavvy expert Doctor Arispe recommends 60 minutes of physical activity a day for kids and adults too.

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Hands-On Storytelling

Our Wednesday started with a wiggle, an itch to run, an inability to sit still, and a frustrated mom. That sentence pretty much sums up my almost four year old boy, Grayson, and our relationship. He's incredibly smart, yet lacks the focus and discipline to sit down and participate in most activities. It's especially hard when his older sister wants to do something quietly, like reading a book, and he's zooming all over the house like a race car! I appreciate his enthusiasm and wild passion for enjoying life; however, I know that when he starts school this may become an issue.

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Headphone and Earbud Caution

Listening to music is a soothing, popular activity for our kids. Be careful, however, that listening to music doesn't end up reducing your child's overall ability to hear! A study by the Harvard-affiliated Brigham & Women's Hospital found 20% of teenagers to have irreversible hearing loss. The suspected cause is prolonged exposure to noise.

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Get Active: Introducing a Simple Yoga Sequence to Your Kids

It's not just for moms anymore!

Back in college, I was pretty skeptical about the health benefits of doing yoga. I had not done a lot of research nor had I ever tried it before — so as a male in his 20's, I had some serious hesitations. But after attending a few classes, the benefits were obvious!

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Get Active: Strength Training Routines to do with Your Kids

Are you ready for this?! In the first part of this post, I explained the benefits of strength training for your kids. (You can rest assured, this won't turn them into mini-Arnolds.) In this post, I'm going to run through upper and lower body workouts for your kids. My friend Evan met me at the gym, and I took him through his first strength training workout. You and your kids can follow along at home!

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Get Active: Is Strength Training Safe for Your Kids?

Are you wondering if strength training and lifting weights is good for your son or daughter? Ease your mind, strength training is a huge health benefit so long as the movements are performed properly. The Mayo Clinic backs me up in this.

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Get Active: How to Influence Your Child's Health

Being a parent is both a tremendous blessing and a wonderful challenge. Even though we might only hear about the obstacles of parenthood in the media, parents can make a big difference by simply being more involved in their children's lives.

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