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Prioritizing Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellness

At no time in our history have our children been bombarded with as many distractions, fears, anxieties, and mixed messages than now. Parents can be overwhelmed with the multitude of issues that are involved with raising children like keeping them physically healthy and encouraging good learning habits. Added to those tasks, a parent must also focus on prioritizing their child’s mental health and wellness. In today’s world that can seem an insurmountable task, but it can be accomplished with the right tools.

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5 Speech Therapy Techniques to Try at Home with Your Child

If you find that your little one is having trouble communicating, there are many ways you can assist your child in developing better skills. You understand the importance of language, articulation, and comprehension and their value in successful interactions. As a result, you can choose to work with a professional speech pathologist, or you can try 5 speech therapy techniques at home with your child, or you can do both!

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8 Great Habits For Kids To Have Early In Life

Most parents are well aware that telling children what to do and how to act is far less effective than showing them what to do and how to act. Teaching children what is a good habit early in life works best when the habit or behavior is modeled by the parents themselves.

Whether the child is 3 or 13, kids look to their parents for guidance, so consider these 8 great habits for kids to develop early in life.

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How to Help Your Child on the Topic of Weight Loss

As adults we find it pretty difficult to talk about weight loss with a best friend or close relative.  Should you say something to encourage them to drop a few pounds, or should you say nothing? How exactly can you help, or should you even try? Now imagine this is your own child. How to help your child on the topic of weight loss is like walking a tightrope, but we have a few tips to help you keep your balance when approaching this tricky subject.

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Kids Using Too Much Toothpaste? It Could Be Ruining Their Oral Health

Many folks believe you can never be too rich or too thin. When in fact, sometimes too much of a good thing becomes, well, not so good.

The fluoride in toothpaste and much of our water supply protects us from cavities and decay, but too much fluoride can be a problem, especially for kids. If your kids are using too much toothpaste, it could be ruining their oral health.

So, how much is too much?

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6 Ways You May Be Inhibiting Your Child’s Potty Training Progress

The first thing to remember about your child’s potty training is that they are a child, and YOU are the adult, the parent, the older and wiser one.  If you have ever observed another parent trying to unsuccessfully train their child  to go to the potty, it might have been hard to tell who’s who.

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