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It’s Not Weird: A Modern Tale of Co-Parenting

“That’s weird…” It was a response I had gotten from a grown woman. It was a response my husband got from a grown man. The fact that me, my husband, our unborn daughter, my...

Keeping Young Athletes Safe  

If your child plays sports, protecting them from in-game injuries is probably something you think about a lot. The expert caregivers at Orange Park Medical Center think about it, too, and want to help...

Parenting Your Children Through Anxiety: Knowing the Hidden Signs

Anxiety is considered to be the no. 1 mental health concern facing America’s children. Even if a child does not have a diagnosed “anxiety disorder,” anxiety can be problematic enough to impact their quality...

My Name Is Dominique, and Apparently, I’m Overweight

Hello, my name is Dominique. I am a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and mother of two. I work out six days a week for at least 45 minutes each day and consider...

Connecting With Your Child: Toss It Back

Parenting is hard. There have been days in which I put my head on the pillow and hope that my children will remember more of the good than the bad. And believe me, many...

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: How to Better Regulate Emotions

Contemplate these statements below before reading on... ALL behavior is a form of communication. Mature inner speech does not develop until roughly age 7. My (the parent) upset language becomes their (the child’s) inner...

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: Preparing for a Parent-Teacher Conference

Preparation for a parent-teacher conference actually begins at orientation — when you don’t even know if you’ll need one! What tools are teachers using to communicate with parents? How will you access these tools?...

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: 6 Tips for a Smooth Start to the School...

We all know being a teacher is a lot of work that has many different aspects to it. I could list them for you, but if you have ever met a teacher and had...
Tips on Hand Washing Orange Park Medical Center

Kids, Wash Your Hands! Back to School Wellness Advice from Orange Park Medical Center

This year, nearly 60 million students will enroll in elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. With the cold and flu season on the horizon, the medical experts at Orange Park Medical Center encourage...

Dear Parent, from a Teacher: Transitioning from Summer Break to School

Everyone has something they love about summer — whether it’s the family vacations, lack of schedule, sleeping in, or endless pool days. Everyone can find something that makes them smile when the kids are...

Why My Husband Took My Last Name

When my husband and I were engaged, I started doing what every excited, newly engaged twenty-something girl does: I started practicing signing my new name. Heather Lynch. Heather Lynch. Heather Lynch. I wrote it...

Varicose Veins During and After Pregnancy

Many women wonder why during pregnancy, and even after pregnancy, they develop blue or purple bulgy veins, known as varicose veins, on their legs. Varicose veins are the result of faulty valves within your superficial...