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Dr. Tanya Altmann’s Infant Nutrition Tips

April 24, 2017

Most adults are familiar with probiotics and the role they play in our overall health. But many people don’t realize probiotics are also important for babies and their growing bodies. A new study suggests that only 23% of parents currently incorporate probiotics into their young child’s diet. First introduced during breast feeding, probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that support your baby’s digestive health and immune system. As babies grow, gut health is important for good overall health. So, parents should be…

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4 Ways To Manage A Healthy Relationship With Your Children

April 4, 2017

As a parent you have to enforce guidelines and prepare your children so they’ll be able to survive on their own. At the same time, you want to form a bond with them that they’ll call you their (best) friend and still respect you as their parent. To ensure a positive outcome here are 4 ways to manage a healthy relationship with your children. Communication Never miss the opportunity to talk to them. The more you talk to them, the…

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Consumer Reports: How to Protect Children’s Online Privacy

March 13, 2017

The digital lives of many children are born shortly after they are, when their parents start posting baby pictures on social media. Over the years a child’s digital trail lengthens, as the child and parents share more information online. Safeguarding children’s online privacy should be a family priority, security experts say, but the challenge is becoming more complicated. One new wrinkle is the advent of connected toys. It was recently revealed that one toy company might have left information from…

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Duke Endowment Weighs in to Help NC Children in Crisis

March 2, 2017

Children’s Home Society will receive support from a long-term ally to help scale up proven programs to battle North Carolina’s foster care crisis. Among a growing list of concerned organizations and individuals, The Duke Endowment announced a 4-year, $3.7-million grant to expand foster care, early intervention, and prevention services across the state. “James B. Duke set a course for his philanthropy to enrich lives in a multitude of ways across North and South Carolina,” said Phil Redmond, Jr., Director of…

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Raising a Happy and Healthy Eater

February 21, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 5 school age children is obese, which is a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. In fact, the CDC refers to childhood obesity today as a serious problem. It’s one that many parents are not sure how to take on and beat. The good news is that although babies may not be born with a handbook on how to care for them, one…

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Two Powerful Bullseyes for Raising Happy Children

January 26, 2017

Keep It Simple Stup—Ha! We’ve all heard the saying. But as a new parent who had never really changed a diaper before, I needed help when I brought my first born home. I was a seeker, a willing student, but I also had huge time constraints—work, marriage, running a household, and most importantly my precious baby who could do nothing for himself, yet he was now in my complete care. K.I.S.S. became my motto: “Keep It Simple Seeker.” It helped…

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How to Know When to Test Your Kid For Colorblindness

January 4, 2017

How to Know When to Test Your Kid for Colorblindness Tips for Families and Educators There are several early warning signs when a child is suffering from colorblindness. One tell-tell sign is that they smell their food before they eat it. Colorblind kids have a great nose for the food they are eating because they identify the food by smell as opposed to a distinguishing color. Another sign is that they often suffer in school.  By identifying warning signs before…

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Celebrating The New Year When You Have Kids

December 30, 2016

Enjoying the New Year when you have children brings a new host of challenges, especially if you’re a newer parent.  The makers of Mommy’s Time Out Wine understand and have offered the following ideas:   Keep it Simple; Celebrate at Home:   Being a parent is stressful enough, but combine it with trying to compete for a babysitter and staying out late only to get up early.  This only adds to the pressure. Try celebrating with a nice family dinner…

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Trouble or Typical Male Teenage Angst?

December 8, 2016

It’s tempting to ignore various warning signs, preferring to think your boy is just going through a phase, but is that the case? Is your son in trouble, or is it just typical teenage angst? For over 20 years I’ve helped countless troubled teens make the transition from boyhood to adult life. Boys have a really hard time growing up these days. Young men facing crisis without help can fall far behind their female counterparts in school and in life.…

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