Proactive Parenting Blog

The tools and advice you need, taken from the latest research and scientific literature, to help you feel confident and in control as you raise your children.

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What parents need to know about bullying

Laura came home from work and found her 13-year-old son, John, lying on the bed with his new GAP sweatshirt crumpled on the floor. Sh...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 28 of August, 2019
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The lure of diet soda as a “healthy” alternative for children

Sally wants to make healthy choices for her overweight children so she decides to swap regular sugar sodas for artificially sweetened, zero-calorie diet sodas....

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 14 of August, 2019
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Breastfeeding tips for less than perfect beginnings

All major global pediatric groups agree that breast milk is best for babies and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is recommended. Many hospitals have programs to ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of July, 2019
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How to help your child learn better in 3 easy steps

If you have a child between 8 and 11 years old and want to maximize his or her learning, there are three things you can do: Make sure they are physically active ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 4 of July, 2019
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Teen vaping is more than just a puff of smoke

Many teens are choosing to vape instead of smoking cigarettes. Vaping involves the use of small electronic devices that have a refillable atomizer that contains nicotine an...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 20 of June, 2019
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The connection between teen health and social media

Teens are spending between 7-11 hours per day with different types of media and most adolescents are accessing media content on their personal mobile phones. T...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 6 of June, 2019
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Teen dieting may lead to eating disorders

Modern teens are in a difficult position. Thinness for girls and leanness for boys is prized by both the social media esthetic, po...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of May, 2019
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Is breastfeeding your baby stressing you out? Don’t worry, you...

Breastfeeding is natural but not always easy.  Whether you are a first time mom or a mom with previous breastfeeding experience, each baby can be a challenge de...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of May, 2019
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Sexual harassment causes harm in any form

Nightly news programming gives us insight on the devastating effects of physical sexual harassment in the form of rape, groping, and unwanted touch. However, new research is revealing that non-p...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 25 of April, 2019
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My child is touching their private parts. Is this normal?

It may be worrisome to find your child touching their genitals for pleasure. Many parents think that masturbation is something that emerges durin...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of April, 2019
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