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Are your manners up to speed?

The holidays are filled with good food, gifts, and gatherings with friends and family. But it seems we have gotten away from basic table manners. The holiday season is a great time of year to teach our children table manners.…

Prenatal genetic screening

During pregnancy, parents-to-be will be asked if they want genetic screening for their baby. This is a standard question, but it can also be an overwhelming one. You may wonder what genetic screening is all about and if it is…

What you need to know about chickenpox

Many parents are concerned about a common childhood illness – chickenpox – and how they should handle it when their child gets sick. Being informed about chickenpox can help parents make the right decisions to help their child. Chickenpox is…

Food allergies and your child

For some children, allergies come once a year during certain seasons and cause minor symptoms and discomfort.  But for others with severe food allergies, every day can be filled with uncertainty and anxiety, as ingestion of a specific food can…

Nightmares and night terrors

Nightmares and night terrors - we all have experienced these from time to time, and have seen our children experience them as well. You may think nightmares and night terrors are one and the same, but they are different. Nightmares…