Get Your Kids Ready with Dr. Tanya’s Back to School checklist

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to start preparing your kids to go back to school. Getting ready for a new school year is about more than new school supplies and clothes. This Back to School checklist will…

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OTC Medicine Safety Program for Tweens

Research shows that tweens begin to self-medicate around 11 years old (approximately 5th to 6th grade). According to a 2011 report by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), poison centers managed more than 263,100 cases of poison exposures…

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Back to School with Food Allergies

The thought of sending your food allergic child back to school can be terrifying.  The scariest part for many parents is that a child can be unknowingly exposed and reactions can be life threatening. Food allergies affect roughly 1 in…

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School Lunches – Are They Healthy?

Why all the fuss about school lunches? Typically, kids get about 30 to 50% of their calories while at school, so that means they’re getting a good portion of their nutrition outside the house.  Too many children aren’t getting enough…

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Putting Sunscreen On Baby

The summer is coming quickly upon us which means you’ll be spending lots of time outside. You’ll want to protect your baby from the harmful rays of the sun by applying sunscreen. When you apply sunscreen you should: Have a…

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How Do You Teach Respect? – Web MD

How do you teach your children to respect you, other adults, and their teachers? And what about showing respect for themselves? In today’s informal society many children address adults by their first names. And some parents try much too hard…

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Social Media and Your Child – A Minute for Kids

Social Media has become a big part of our tweens and teens lives. This can have advantages but it can also have drawbacks. Children can know more than their parents on how to use the different social media platforms, which…

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