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2020

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Helping your child take medicine

Learning to take medicine can be hard for kids. Sometimes the pill seems too big, or there is a funny taste or smell. But if your child is prescribed a medication, it is important they can take the medication as advised by their health care provider. Here are some ways to help your child learn to better take medication:

Your baby’s sign

Babies are born looking like their mother or father. Although, sometimes a stray great-great grandparent’s genes will surprise their way to the top of the gene pool because genetics are weird like that. As the baby grows, the toddler emerges and a personality forms. The personality may be up to genetics – or not. Some personality traits may be a learned behavior.

Rules of divorce: Easing the transition for your family

Every year, thousands of children experience the divorce of their parents. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, between 40 and 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce.

It’s okay to ask for help as a mom

I don’t really remember much from the first few weeks home as a new mom. The best way to describe it was like riding a rollercoaster. There were highs, lows...and days that felt like a blur. Part of the fun of riding a rollercoaster is having someone next to you to scream, laugh and throw your hands in the air with. I remember wishing I had others to lean on during the process and looking back, I was forgetting to ask.

Hitting and biting: what parents need to know

Imagine it: You’re at the store with your toddler, loading up on applesauce pouches and toilet paper when your sweet angel sinks their teeth into you without any warning *cue Jaws music*. You’re shocked, maybe angry, then panicked that your kid is headed for a life of troublemaking.

The great cover-up

There are a lot of parents in the world. I don’t know the exact number or percentage but it’s a lot. We can all agree there are a lot of parents. And with parents come opinions. You’ll receive parenting advice whether you seek it out or not. Some of it is solid advice, some unsolicited. There are no right or wrong answers. Even the “parenting experts” don’t always get everything right.

Treating fevers: What parents need to know

Fever is the body's natural response to illness or infection, and it's important for parents to know that fever is not known to endanger a generally healthy child. The...