Monthly Archives: March 2018


Tragedies in Children

  • Posted on Mar 30, 2018

In light of the recent school shooting in Florida or bombings in Austin, you may be left wondering if, and how, to explain this or other tragedies to your children.  Understand that kids sense your

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When Your Child Can’t (or Won’t) Swallow the Pill

  • Posted on Mar 29, 2018

These genius tricks from parents like you will make the medicine go down (without a fight!). “My child found it easier to take his medication if it was served in applesauce.” —Elaine20 “My parents crushed

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National Nutrition Month

  • Posted on Mar 28, 2018

National Nutrition Month was started back in 1973, as a way to help Americans of all ages focus their attention on nutrition. The American Dietetics Association realized that with continued modernization and a busier lifestyle,

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Child abuse

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2018

I’ve been cleaning my desk, clearing files of outdated medical information…here’s information on child abuse that is, sadly, not out of date… -In 1866 the Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals was created.

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Essential Oils

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2018

Some time ago, I sent out a message warning parents about gynecomastia (breast development) with the use of essential oils. Three healthy boys developed breasts after using the oils lavender and tea tree oil…fortunately, the

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Feeling tired? What are some things that are zapping your energy?

  • Posted on Mar 14, 2018

A long to-do list Ever heard of the Zeigarnik Effect? This psychological phenomenon explains why the multitude of undone to-dos on your long list taxes your mental energy by reminding you of everything else that

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This is a good article on house plants that are toxic to children

  • Posted on Mar 14, 2018

Do you recognized these plants? They’re pretty common household plants…and they’re dangerous to kids!  

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