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What are your psychological suggestions for children of newly divorced parents? Oftentimes when two people are getting a divorce, it can lead to much stress between both parties. If it’s causing you stress, odds are it’s stressful on the children as well. A lot of divorces tend to put the children in the middle, which […]

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What are your recommendations for pre- and post-natal care? According to WomensHealth.gov, prenatal care is defined as the healthcare you get while you are pregnant. Getting early and regular prenatal care improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy. If you suspect that you may be pregnant, you should schedule a visit with your healthcare provider

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My child has a fever. When should we see a doctor? A fever is classified as a body temperature above 100.4°F, but take that number as a guideline and always listen to your healthcare provider. All children will have a fever at some point, and generally, a fever is not necessarily something to worry about,

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How do I address an oppositional defiant disorder in my child? Oppositional Defiant Disorder, otherwise known as ODD, is a behavior disorder that can be diagnosed in childhood. Children with ODD can exhibit behaviors that are uncooperative, rebellious, or hostile toward peers, parents, teachers, and other figures of authority or show general episodes of anger.

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What are creative or effective ways to limit screen time? It’s hard to comprehend that according to SanfordHealth.org, the average amount of time a child (between the ages of 8 and 18) spends in front of a screen is roughly 7.5 hours a day. That’s the same amount of time an adult spends on a

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How is dyslexia diagnosed? How can I provide support for my child after diagnosis? According to the Child Mind Institute, dyslexia is most commonly associated with trouble learning to read. It affects a child’s ability to recognize and manipulate the sounds in language. Kids with dyslexia have difficulty decoding new words or breaking them down

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What are preventative measures parents can take regarding cyber bullying? Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs via digital devices like cell phones, computers and tablets. This form of bullying can happen through text messages, chatrooms, apps, on social media, forums or through gaming where people can view, participate in or share content. Cyberbullying can include the

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How can you help a child who struggles with ADHD? According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, there are six recommended ways to support children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Have a positive attitude. Focusing on successes and victories helps as the overall positivity can go a long way. Create and maintain

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How do you get an IEP approved for your child to receive extra care in school? What exactly is an IEP? An Individualized Education Plan (or Program) “is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child with an identified disability who is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and

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