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Children Really Can Love To Eat Their Veggies

So your school-age child just won't eat any vegetables. No broccoli, no carrots, no squash, no, no, no, no, that's all you ever hear.

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Food and Nutrition

Picky Eater Parenting

Toddlers and preschoolers often go through a picky eating phase. Although most children grow out of it, picky eating may be associated with adverse consequences for children’s health.

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Teens

Learning Financial Responsibility

Understanding money and finance is crucial in today’s society. However, most children are not receiving formal training in money management in school.

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Children

The Worst Cut is the Deepest—Does Your Child Need Stitches?

Scrapes, cuts and lacerations inevitably occur in virtually all active children. What’s the best way to treat these? How can you stop the bleeding? How do you know when you need to take your child to get stitches?

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Toddlers

Advice On How To Deal With Unsolicited Parenting Advice

Have you ever been given unsolicited parenting advice? We know you have, it’s so common. And it can be so annoying. Sometimes it feels like people are judging you.

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Children

The Writing Is On The Wall: Reading With Children Is Great!

Early literacy exposure and reading aloud to children is a critical step in making sure a child is ready to enter Kindergarten.

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Toddlers

Dental Health in Young Children: Keep Tiny Teeth Healthy

Tooth decay is the number one dental problem for preschool children, and 10% of 2 year-olds already have cavities. Cavities in baby teeth can lead to serious dental problems for permanent teeth.

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Teens

Cut Your Child's Risk of Cancer With HPV Vaccine

HPV, or human papillomavirus, causes many cancers, and HPV vaccine can prevent these infections and the later development of cancer. How well does the vaccine work? What about side effects?

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Food and Nutrition

One Fish, Two Fish, Children Need More Fish!

Seafood provides high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats such as DHA which are important for a child's developing brain, vision and nervous system.

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Children

The Basics of Bedwetting

Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is extremely common in kids, with up to 15 percent of kids still having night time accidents at age 6.

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Toddlers

Gender Identity & Children

Identifying as gender non-binary or transgender is becoming more frequent among young people. In this podcast we delve into the topic of gender identity and children.

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Toddlers

Travel With Children–With Less Stress (Part 2)

Traveling with children can be stressful, but we have some ideas to make it easier. We continue our discussion from our last episode (Part 1).

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Toddlers

Travel With Children–With Less Stress (Part 1)

Traveling is stressful enough, but it's even more stressful when traveling with young children. But don't fret, we have a whole bunch of tips to make the trip easier for parents and more comfortable for children.

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Toddlers

Water Safety For Kids

Swimming and water sports are summer favorites for many kids and families. However, drowning is a leading cause of death in pediatrics leading many parents to be justifiably worried.

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Toddlers

Divorce Made Easier For Children

Divorce is not uncommon in the US. It is difficult and stressful for the parents, and it may also be hard on the children. Divorce may result in long-term problems for children.

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Food and Nutrition

School Lunches: Are They Important or Nutritious?

We know that a healthy diet is important for the health of children and to address the childhood obesity epidemic.

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Babies

Safe Sleep for Baby = Sweet Dreams for Mom & Dad

Sleep is important for new parents and their newborns. But what about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death? How worried should parents be about this potential tragedy?

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Teens

Heads In The Clouds–The Epidemic Of Teen Vaping

Vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes has become an epidemic among teenagers. What factors have caused these devices to increase in popularity and how can we best educate our teenagers to avoid them?

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Food and Nutrition

Fruit Juice–Friend or Foe?

Everyone knows that fruit is good for you, so fruit juice must be too . . . right? Is fruit juice made out of pure fruit, or are there other ingredients of concern?

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Teens

Is That A Concussion?–Sports Participation For Kids

With all the recent media attention surrounding the dangers of concussions in professional athletes, parents are appropriately reluctant to let their children play contact sports.

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Mental Health

More Than The Baby Blues: Perinatal Depression

Pregnancy and new motherhood/fatherhood is expected to be an exciting and joyful time. But what is the impact of perinatal or postpartum depression?

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Mental Health

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood.

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Mental Health

Child's Play For Healthy Brains & Social Skills

Play is vital to a child's development and promotes stable and nurturing relationships. The benefits of play also include practice at problem solving, collaboration and creativity.

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Food and Nutrition

Organic Food–Worth The Hype?

Organic food is increasingly popular, but is it healthier? It's generally more expensive, and sometimes harder to find. Is it worth the extra cost and effort to eat organics?

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Babies

Skin-to-Skin Contact–Many Perks

Have you ever noticed how touch alone can instantly calm your baby? What are the known medical benefits of skin to skin contact in babies?

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Toddlers

Screen Time–Growing Up in a Digital World

Kids may spend a lot of time on their smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. How much is too much for children looking at screens? Is an hour or two (or four or more) per day normal? Could it be harmful?

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