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Teen dieting may lead to eating disorders

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Modern teens are in a difficult position. Thinness for girls and leanness for boys is prized by both the social media esthetic, popularized by Instagram, as well as current fashion trends. Ironically, the social pressure to be thin is happening at a time when more than 30% of adolescents aged 12-19 years are overweight or obese. Additionally, 50% of teen girls are, or think they should be, on a diet. 

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Is breastfeeding your baby stressing you out? Don’t worry, you are not alone!

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Breastfeeding is natural but not always easy.  Whether you are a first time mom or a mom with previous breastfeeding experience, each baby can be a challenge depending on the character and natural tendencies of that child.

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Even the smallest preemies benefit from human touch and music

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Parents of newborns often see their babies as small wonders that need a delicate touch. However, parents of premature babies can be scared to touch their newborns because of their extremely small size. Of course, depending on the age of prematurity, some premature infants are too small to pick up because of their health needs and medical treatments. Yet, all babies including premature infants can benefit from appropriate music and touch therapy.

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What does it mean to raise value-driven children?

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Wouldn’t it be nice to raise children who understood what is important to their family and acted accordingly? Wouldn’t it be nice to have kind, courteous, well-behaved children who maintained their good behavior even when adults were not present? Wouldn’t it be nice to have children who felt so secure in their parents’ love to reach out to them when they were in trouble, hurting, or needing support?

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