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Is fruit juice really healthy for my kids?

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Are you surprised to hear that the juice you make for your children's snack can lead to obesity and tooth decay, although is 100% fruit? There is scientific evidence that explains why this happens. What is the difference between this and eating a whole piece of fruit? What alternatives do we have to give fruit to our children?

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Ouch! Helpful hints to manage summer’s insect bites

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As the days grow long and warm, our families begin enjoying all the beauty of nature. Summer is a time full of outdoor activities such as picnics, ball games, play dates at the park, and long walks. Yet, as with all good things, bug bites and allergies may interrupt the fun. Do you know what to do to prevent and manage them?

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Oh no! My child has head lice

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Every school year millions of parents all around the world are horror struck when their child comes home from school with an itchy scalp caused by head lice. There are myths about head lice and what is says about a child or his or her family. This post is meant to help parents understand this common childhood experience to manage better both the stigma and the treatment.

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Every word you say builds your child’s brain: The importance of talking to your baby during the first years of life

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Talking with your baby or small child is a powerful tool parents can use to stimulate brain development and help them be ready for school entrance. Learn more about how and when to add this  technique to your daily routine.

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How to really get your baby to sleep through the night: A no nonsense approach

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Two major concerns of new parents are 1) when will the baby sleep through the night, and 2) how to get the baby to sleep through the night. Many families struggle with sleepless nights and frequent infant waking.

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