Children (from 5 to 9 years old)

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Early exposure may be the key to helping your child avoid food...

Although food allergies are a common concern for parents, there are recommendations to help reduce the risk of developing severe food allergies as well as how to safely introduce these fo...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 14 of February, 2019
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Wondering what values are right for your family? Here’s where ...

You cannot teach your children what you cannot define. Read more to learn how to label your family’s values as an important first step r...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 31 of January, 2019
Flexible parenting techniques

Why is teen pregnancy still happening? How to talk to your tee...

This blog post is the second in a series of two blog posts. It is recommended that readers begin with “Why is teen pregnancy still happening? What parents need to know (Part I)” before ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 4 of October, 2018
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Is fruit juice really healthy for my kids?

Lots of parents are looking for ways to help their children eat more fruit as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice manufacturers ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of June, 2018
Limits and discipline

The importance of avoiding spanking as a child discipline method

Why physical discipline, such as spanking or slapping, is not advisable Specifically, spanking remains associated with increased odds of adult mental a...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of March, 2018
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New recommendations for babies, children and teens: How much s...

Technology and digital media are transforming children’s lives Our lives have been transformed by the digital media, wireless internet access, and the vast amount of informa...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of January, 2018
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When can my child return to school? Part One – Prevention ...

Not all illnesses require that a child be excluded from school. Some only require prevention to avoid spreading the illness to others. Learning some new information about ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of October, 2017
Limits and discipline

To spank or not to spank? That is the question.

International pediatric groups provide clear recommendations about avoiding physical punishment in child discipline. However, for some parents spanking and ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of April, 2017
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Are there risks to introducing solid foods early?

Baby’s gut is not ready for solid food before 6 months When babies are born, their gut is sterile. They do not yet have bacterial colonization ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of February, 2017
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Giving up the Game Face: The importance of showing your true f...

When we live abroad, particularly if we live in an exotic or famous place, people can expect us to be enjoying ourselves on a moment-to-moment basis. From the outside our lives c...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 12 of December, 2016
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