Tips for Ensuring Fun and Safe Sleepovers

My son had his first sleepover at our house when he was 5 ?. We knew the other child’s family well. They lived on our cul-de-sac. We all felt comfortable enough to let the boys try a sleepover. Before that…

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Teaching Kids to Floss – Web MD

Floss, floss, floss your teeth! Floss them every day! Floss the top. Floss the bottom. Floss the plaque away! I sing this song with my own kids every night. At ages 4 and 6, my boys still need help flossing…

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Tips to Prepare Your Child for a Doctor’s Visit – Web MD

Many children enjoy visiting their pediatrician. I love when my patients excitedly run in the front door and give me or my nurse a big hug. And this actually does happen every day at my office, more than you might…

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The Best Ways to Say NO – Web MD

Saying “No!” packs a powerful punch. We use it often — sometimes too often — without even realizing it. To our children, we say, “No. Don’t touch that! No. You can’t have a cookie before dinner. No. You don’t need…

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Making Sure Your Child’s School Meets His Needs – Web MD

As a mother to 2 boys and a pediatrician with patients in many different schools, I know how important it is for your children’s schools to fulfill their needs. As a parent, you are your child’s best advocate when it…

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