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Anxiety and its Effect on Children

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Adulting is hard–there’s work, laundry, home repairs, bills, a waning social life, and everything that goes along with having children. On top of that, we are living in a dangerous world that can cause fear and worry. It’s no surprise that parents th... Read full article

My Heart Walks Around Without Me: A Girl Scout Camp Experience

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Parenting through the elementary years seems to be a gradual release, letting go of the demands (and some of the rewards) of mothering small children. Part of me welcomes the release, and I want nothing more for my daughters than to soar into fulfill... Read full article

When Santa’s Not Fair

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What’s the first thing you ask a child after Christmas? Did you answer, “What did Santa bring you?” or “What did you get for Christmas?” Chances are you did, and you’re not alone. After all, you’re guaranteed a smile. And the ultimate conversation st... Read full article

Take A Toddler Hike

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Next time your toddling dynamo gets bored, step outside and take a walk around the neighborhood. Your child stands to gain much more than a breath of fresh air.... Read full article

Baby BMI

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Understanding baby's weight.... Read full article



Kiddie Swimming Lessons: Getting Past Your Child's Fears and What to Look for in Swim Lessons

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So, you’re considering signing up your child for his first swimming lessons. Learning to swim not only provides kids the opportunity to enjoy lots of water-filled fun, but it’s essential to their safety. It also helps kids build strength and enduranc... Read full article

The Stress of Leaving Your Child at Daycare

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Soon, dropping your child off at daycare will just be part of your work day routine. That doesn’t mean you won’t have bad days. You’ll still miss that time with her.... Read full article

Where Germs Hide

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Keeping Hands Clean By Knowing Where Viruses Lurk... Read full article

Zane Whittington

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Continuing to always learn and grow is important to Zane Whittington. As principal of Jefferson Terrace Elementary, Zane has major goals on what he hopes for the futures of the students, teachers, and the school. However, it’s the standard he holds h... Read full article

Vaccines: Deadly Choices Or Your Child's Best Shot?

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On the back of the exam room door in our pediatrician’s office, there is a detailed vaccination schedule. I do not have this schedule memorized, but I don’t need to–our eight year old has committed it to memory. She will happily tell anyone who might... Read full article

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