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Tornado Worries in Kids

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Tornado fears are not unfounded, and children need the opportunity to talk about what they are and what you should do in the event one is near you. Plenty of children (and adults) worry about those terrible twisters that can strike during extreme weather changes and it’s often hard to know what to say to… Read more »

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Vaccines NOT Linked to Autism

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If you’re on the fence at all about vaccinating your baby … don’t be. A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics only days ago reveals no association between autism and the number of vaccines a child gets in one day or during the first two years of the current vaccine schedule. The researchers — including… Read more »

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Babies: Weird Way to Get a Rash

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Guard against Baby getting hot and sticky in his carseat to avoid this strange rash. Car-seat dermatitis Little ones can get big, itchy rashes, including a newly recognized type known as car-seat dermatitis. The condition typically results from hot temperatures, sweaty surfaces, and a shiny, nylon-like car-seat material coming in contact with a baby’s skin…. Read more »

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10 Things We Know About Autism Today

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With speech lessons, physical therapy and behavior training several hours daily, he’s now affectionate, social, talking, walking and in preschool. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, a here are ten important things we now know that offer parents insight: 1. High-quality early intervention for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can improve brain function. 2. Being nonverbal… Read more »

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Successful Toddler Playdates

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Help your toddler develop friendships by hosting play dates! Here are great ideas to get you started: 1. Two by two. Toddlers do best in pairs. They inter act better this way and generally will get along better when there’s not an additional “threat” to sharing, etc. 2. Keep it short. One hour is a good length… Read more »

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