Category: Childcare Advice

Controlling Childhood Allergies

New Guidelines Announced for Children and Food Allergies

Could early exposure to potential food allergens prevent children from developing allergies? New recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology say that peanut butter, milk, fish, and eggs might be safe to give to babies as young as 4 to 6 months old. The previous guidelines recommended parents wait until children were 12...

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How Music Therapy Brings New Harmony to Non-Verbal Autistic Children

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once mused, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Music lovers across time and space would agree, but none so much as music therapists and their patients – especially ones diagnosed with autism. The American Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as: the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish...

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How to Deal with Your 5-Year Old’s Tantrums

You adore your son or daughter and having a child was the biggest blessing. Unfortunately, dealing with tantrums is a far less pleasing task than enjoying the calm and sweet moments with your child. If you feel helpless, you should certainly understand that many other parents are going through the same situation. Children aged 5 and...

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How to Ensure Your Child’s School is Prepared for His or Her Medical Conditions

Sending your child off to school is a scary and exciting time for parents. You hope that they will make friends, pay attention in class, and stay out of trouble, all while still learning and enjoying themselves. But for parents who have a child with a medication condition, back to school time presents its own set...

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How to Conduct Proper Patient Education

A dentist, or any medical health practitioner for that matter, is not just tasked with restoring damaged teeth or getting rid of pain. Part of the many roles of a dentist is to educate his or her patients regarding procedures and preventing the same dental issues from arising again. Healing a patient is of little to...

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How to Care for your Child’s Oral Health

It may seem a bit silly to talk about oral healthcare for tiny babies, because most do not develop teeth until they are around 6 months old, but dentists do recommend that all parents take steps to look after their baby’s gums before teeth even start to erupt. Using a very soft brush or a wipe...

Non-Traditional Family Life

Non-Traditional Family Life

The good old days when Mom’s worked at home. Their only work was being a Mother, keeping up the house, and having dinner ready when Dad returned home from a long day at the office. Well, not anymore. This style of home life is a dying breed. It is not due to a lack of wanting...

Too Young For Scary Stuff?

Too Young For Scary Stuff?

When it comes to the thrilling nightmare movies that make all of us jump in our chairs, they sure are great, but at what age do they become ok for youngsters too? If your child is reaching for the chainsaw hacking monster movie at the video store should you introduce them to the gory just yet,...