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Christmas With A New Grandson

 Written by Laura Claverie   The best gifts All this grandma wants for Christmas is time with her grandson By Laura Claverie  ...
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Building Strong Healthy Family Relationships

Has your family time started to feel more and more like a regimen? Get dressed, eat breakfast, find everyone’s shoes, pack a lunch and go, go, go? Whether you are focused on potty training your three year old, ...

Backpack Safety And Tips

 More than half of the students who use backpacks don’t heed the weight safety guidelines, according to a study by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety C...
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Bad Playdates, Biters, And Health Obsessions

Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital Bad Playdates Q. My son's best friend, a fellow four-year-old next door, is a beast, to put it mildly. He's destructive, defiant, and doesn't heed his pa...

Battling Food Allergies

 Written by Leslie Penkunasbon appetit? Knowledge is power in the battle against food allergies It’s like the Boogeyman. Scary, perhaps even life-threatening, but not- for us at least- r...
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Be Clean And Green

Toxic. The word can send shivers down a parent’s spine, and spread a wave of confusion over what is deemed safe to use in our homes and around our children. Parents are bombarded with information, from Internet...

Benefits Of Eating Organic

 Written by Virginia SalisburyThe benefits of going organic By Victoria Salisbury Nola babies are going green in big numbers. Parents are increasingly choosing organic over conventional ...
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Baby Sign Language

The frustration brought on by the inability to communicate with a trantruming tot is enough to drive any parent to rocking themselves in the corner. The advent and popularity of teaching sign language to hearin...
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Avoid Too Much Screentime This Summer

 Too much screen time can affect children’s health, sleep patterns, relationships, and more. Most children watch more television than parents realize. Statistics show that kids in the U.S. watch 3-4 ho...
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Active Imaginations And Bullies

 Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital   Active Imagination   Q: My 3 1/2 year old daughter has a new best friend, ...