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weight

How to Talk to Your Children About Their Weight: Very Carefully

Although we enjoy the tasty turkey and festive cheer, the holidays can still be stressful. You are likely to spend time with people who you don’t normally interact with and, family or not, some...
sharenting

Over-Sharenting and the Age of the Social Media Mom

I find it fascinating how the rise of social media has changed how we as women lovingly brag about our children, and I ponder the consequences which come along with this new trend of...
halloween safety

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Little Trick-or-Treater

Halloween has become one of the most exciting nights of the year for young families. Candy, costumes, and neighborhood haunted houses stir excitement for all, but don’t let your guard down when you take...
culturally responsive

Dear Parent, From a Teacher: We ALL Must Be Culturally Responsive

As educators, we are dedicated to being culturally responsive. It is our duty to ensure that every child, no matter their cultural and ethnic backgrounds, are afforded excellent and equitable educational opportunities. As educators,...
KInderCare Jacksonville

New Baby… Now What?

For every parent, whether you’re caring for your first baby or your seventh, there’s bound to come a moment when you wonder “Now what do I do?” Our friends at KinderCare have 50 years...
seasonal allergies

Fall’s Just Beginning: How to Treat Kids’ Seasonal Allergies

The seasons are slowly changing in northeast Florida — and we don’t mean hurricane season! As we transition from summer to fall, you may notice extra sniffles around the house. Pediatric ENT Dr. Scott...

True Life: I Have Herpes

It was Fourth of July week and we were enjoying a beach vacation when I noticed some bumps on my backside. It was uncomfortable when I wiped, but nothing unbearable. I spent some time...

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...

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...