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Treating Childhood Injuries

With kids come accidents. And as parents, it’s hard sometimes to discern what injury can be treated at home and what should be treated by a professional. Here are some easy-to remember tips to identifying injuries and what you can do to treat them.

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The Patience of a Concrete Worker

To The Concrete Workers At The Neighbors:

I wish I knew your names. You were installing a concrete patio next door to my 6-year-old grandson's house. He was fascinated by the things you were doing and started talking to you over the fence. "What are you doing? Why are you doing that? What is that machine for?"

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Binge Drinking and Teens

Raising teenagers can be one of the most rewarding experiences in parenting. There is something amazing about seeing a child turn into a young adult and start making good decisions that are based on their own personalities and moral compass.

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That Pesky Devil On Your Shoulder

Have You Ever Had One Of Those Days?

The sole of your new shoes comes apart. You spill your coffee after just one sip - all over your new white shirt - on the day of your presentation to a really important client?

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Daylight Saving Time Strategies for ZZZs

Every March we "spring forward" in concert with daylight saving time. Starting the second Sunday in March and ending the first Sunday in November, the practice involves moving our clocks forward one hour. 

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Language Skills of the Young

Speaking with my grandkids reminds me that my imagination is severely limited - as are my verbal skills. I know you have had these experiences where your kids or grandkids use the same everyday words we do - but somehow they are able to describe things in a really original way. 

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Respect for a 6 year old

As my grandson and I were leaving my house for the daily trip to his school, he asked me if I knew how my garage door opener worked.

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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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Identifying Warning Signs in Babies

Do you ever wish your baby came with an instruction manual for troubleshooting the source of their behavior?

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Old Muscles Can Still Hug

Turning 60 didn’t bother me. It was kind of like achieving an adult merit badge.

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7 Ways Parents Can Prevent Sports Injuries

We all want our kids to be safe when practicing their sport and, as a parent, there are some things you can do to help prevent injuries.

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The Value of a Dollar

My kindergarten grandson is money-motivated. He is also very fishing-focused.

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The Self-Esteem Shield

Parents are powerful influences in helping their children develop self-esteem as they grow. Research shows that adolescents who grow up with high self-esteem are less likely to abuse drugs or drink compared to kids who grow up without a sense of self-worth.

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Surprising Thoughts of an Almost-Kindergartener

My oldest grandson is just about to enter kindergarten. I look back on these 5+ years and time has just zoomed by.

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How To Identify, Treat, and Cure Blisters in Children

Blisters appear as circular, fluid-filled bumps on the skin. Blisters are very common in both children and adults. Luckily, they are relatively easy to identify and cure.

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