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When Is Your Child Really Too Sick to Go to School?

“Mom, my belly hurts…” Every mom has heard this whiny lament, and usually just before bedtime on a Sunday night, or upon waking up the morning of that big math test that your kid didn’t study for! Even if your kid isn’t faking it, a mild cold or sore throat that is “killing” them, doesn’t necessarily mean they cannot get ...

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Experts Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads and Xboxes

Before you “play Santa” for your kids this year, and get them those tablet computers and video game consoles they have been hankering for, you may want to go with something a lot simpler and more “low-tech.” Just in time for the holidays, the American Association of Pediatricians (AAP) has released an updated report about the best toys for childhood ...

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Did Kids Always Have Too Much Homework?

If you think your child is overwhelmed with homework, you are not alone. In fact, even from the times of “one room schoolhouses” it seems that parents have always felt that their kids have been given too much homework by their teachers. More than a century ago, in January 1900, Edward Bok wrote a scathing editorial in Ladies’ Home Journal ...

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How to Get Your Kids to Tell You About Their School Day

Does this sound like the typical after school conversation with your kids? “So, how was your day honey?” “OK” “What did you do in class today?” “I don’t know” “Did you have a good day?” “Yeah” If so, you are certainly not alone. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Wendy Mogel, a clinical psychologist and the New York ...

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How to Avoid Political Arguments at Your Holiday Table

We come into this holiday season politically divided more than any time in recent memory. Unfortunately, we all have those in our families that do not agree with us politically. In this hyper-divisive climate, how can we keep holiday dinners from erupting into food fights? Here are some tips to keep the peace this year at your holiday tables. Set ...

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Avoid Holidaze Stress With This 1 Tip

People are counting down the days to December 31, 2019 – the number is 47 as of this writing – and for many people, there’s as much stress and merriment. Planning to have fun can be hard work, ironically, and visiting friends and relatives you don’t see all that often can lead to awkward situations and tense conversations. Don’t let ...

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A Simple Cough or Bronchiolitis? What Moms Need to Know!

That terrible cough. You know the one, that phlegmy, raspy, cough that sounds like your kid has been possessed – it can be very frightening for any mom, but especially for moms of young children. Even more terrifying is when your doctor says it “could be,” or is bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis does sound like a scary word to parents, and not without ...

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How to Get an Exemption From State Vaccine Requirements

If you are among the many parents nationwide who object to being forced by the government to vaccinate your kids and are finding it more and more difficult to get an “exemption,” here is a way that may help you to more easily get around the mandate. All 50 states have legislation requiring specified vaccines for students. Although exemptions vary from state ...

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