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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Family dinner frenzy – Web MD

Having a family dinner is one of the most important household routines.  This is especially true when children head back to school and the days get busier and literally shorter.  Benefits of a regular family meal are well documented—school success,…

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Feeding and Nutrition: Your Two Year Old

By age two, your toddler should be eating three healthy meals a day, plus one or two snacks. He can eat the same food as the rest of the family. With his improved language and social skills, he’ll become an…

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Summer Activities – Web MD

Looking forward to summer?  My family definitely is–sunny days, less homework, family vacations and hopefully more time to relax.  But with camp, swim lessons, piano and hopefully a few family vacations, how do you choose summer activities and still leave…

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Time Out – Web MD

“Don’t touch that! Don’t touch that! Don’t touch that! Feel like you are always saying the same thing over and over again?  Parenting a toddler and preschooler is lots of fun, but can also be at times trying.  When your…

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Chores – Web MD

Chore, task, job. No matter what you call it, it’s a responsibility.  And it’s never too early to begin teaching children responsibility.  What you chose may vary by age from picking up toys to cleaning their room.  By starting your…

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Kids and Germs – Web MD

Day care, school, birthday parties…anywhere kids share time, they share germs.  Healthy children can catch around 10 infections a year.  You can’t hide your child at home 24/7 to prevent illness, but there are steps you can take to decrease…

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Favorite Family Activities – Web MD

While some families plan elaborate vacations, others take an impromptu walk to the park. More important than the activity your family chooses, is that you do set aside the time to be together as a family. I asked friends, patients…

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Time for Allowance? – Web MD

“When do I get an allowance?” my kindergartner asked. “All of my friends get an allowance.”  Wow.  I wasn’t prepared for that.  So I did a little research and found that most experts agree that starting to teach children about…

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