Feel confident and in control

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Practical ways to support teens who are stressed out about school

On Sunday evening June was in the kitchen preparing dinner for her family. Her 16-year-old son, Timothy, walked into the kitchen and slumped into a chair. June looked at her son ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 16 of January, 2020
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Baby supplies: What you really need and what you don’t

Jennifer and Thomas were going to have their first child. Jennifer was 7 months pregnant and actively getting ready for the birth of her son. She read baby magazines, ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 13 of December, 2019
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Breastfeeding and drinking alcohol

Krista was exclusively breastfeeding her 4-month-old daughter, Lauren. At dinner Krista and her husband, Kent, would have a glass of wine while Lauren sat in her swing next to the tab...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 29 of November, 2019
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When to end purees and start soft table foods with your infant

Julia was delighted to begin solid foods with her 6-month-old son Brandon. Brandon was a champion eater and quickly learned to manage the iron-forti...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of November, 2019
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The dangers of teen vaping

Mark and Laura were divorced and raising teenagers. When Mark had his teens at his house, he would find vaping materials in their rooms and ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 10 of October, 2019
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Parental homework has to end

After picking up her twins from school and providing an after-school snack, Jane asked her children to start their homework. She didn’t make it five steps out of thei...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 12 of September, 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 li...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of July, 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, popularized by Instagram, as well as current fashio...

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 chall...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of May, 2019
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What does it mean to raise value-driven children?

Wouldn’t it be nice to raise children who understood what is important to their family and acted accordingly? Wouldn’t it be nice to have kind, courteous, w...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 14 of March, 2019
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