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How to Help Your Kid Beat the Back-to-School Jitters

Aug 31, 2016
By: Alexandra Penn
These last lazy hazy days of summer are fading faster than blowing a good bye have-a-nice-day kiss, as kids and parents begin prepping for the return to school and structure. Regardless of your child’s age, a range of emotions will be racing through those meridian lines. Remember your first day at...
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Helping Your Toddler Overcome Separation Anxiety

Aug 18, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Anxiety has become more of a concern lately with young children. When children transition to a new environment with new rules it is quite naturally difficult for toddlers, and often results in separation anxiety . While some anxiety is completely natural and expected, if excessive anxiety is...
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Signs of Labor

Aug 04, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Women generally go into labor around the 39 or 40 week mark of their pregnancy. Expecting mothers can have very unique birthing plans, but regardles, labor will progress in the same overall process. Active labor can last for only a couple of hours or for much longer. As the cervix dilates, some...
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What To Expect At The Hospital When In Labor

Aug 04, 2016
By: Kids in the House
For almost nine months, you've have a big belly, swollen ankles and exausthion. You're ready to hold your tiny newborn in your arms and look down at them. But before you can do that, you go through labor and delivery. Mothers and expecting parents might have their own, unique birthing plan, but...
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Deciding Between an Epidural and Natural Childbirth

Aug 03, 2016
By: Kids in the House
According to the CDC , approximatley 60% of women in the United States recieve epidurals while in labor. Epidurals offer an anesthetic injection into a woman's spine to block pain. Hospital or birthing centers can offer other, natural types of pain relief. Breathing exercises, heating packs, or...
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Pros and Cons of Youth Sports

The Benefits of High School Sports for Teens

Aug 02, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Sports and phsycial activity might not be your teenager's first priority. Your son or daughter might be more interested in their social life or other acitivites. Your teenager might be hesitant about joining a team or sports club, but you as a parent might be unsure as well. If you are on the fence...
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Summertime Adolescent Drinking

Aug 02, 2016
By: Michael J. Bradley, EdD
Mom and Dad sat stunned on my office couch. They were great parents, appropriately involved in their 15-year-old son’s life, trying not to over control while also attempting to keep him safe, toeing that elusive parental “balance point” the experts love. Their son “Myles” also seemed great: good...
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Teen Tobacco Use

Aug 01, 2016
In June of 2016, new studies were published by the CDC that estimated that teen cigarette smoking rates for high school students are the lowest they have been in the past 25 years. While cigarette smoking has decreased, teenagers are partaking in other risky activities, such as using e-cigarettes...
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Why Teens Drink Alcohol

Jul 28, 2016
Research estimates that by age 15, 35% of teens say that they have had at least one drink and by the age of 18, this increases to 65% of teens. Why are teenagers at such an early age exposed to alcohol and drinking situations? Parents can communicate with their teenagers by educating them on the...
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