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Are there risks to introducing solid foods early?

Are there risks to introducing solid foods early?

Major pediatric health organizations recommend introducing solid foods to infants at 6 months. Prior to 6 months, breast milk or formula are sufficient for infant growth and development.

However, many parents desire to introduce solid foods earlier because they believe that their baby is interested in solid foods, hungry for more than breast milk or formula, or to help their baby sleep through the night sooner.

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Social media – The good, the bad and the ugly: A parent’s guide (Part I)

Social media – The good, the bad and the ugly: A parent’s guide (Part I)

This is a three part series to help families better understand what social media is, the benefits and drawbacks as well as specific actions parents can take to help children and teens navigate it safely.

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Is everybody crazy? How to manage groupthink in your new environment.

Is everybody crazy? How to manage groupthink in your new environment.

Expats can find themselves in groups that have been well established before they arrived and that will continue when they leave. These groups have a history and normally have a few embedded permanent members. Examples might include the school where all the expat children attend, a newcomer’s club, or the employing company itself. The new arrival to a group may be surprised at the types of conversations that take place, the type of thinking that occurs, and the decisions that are made by the group. The newcomer may think, “Why is no one raising this obvious point?” or “They must know that isn’t correct!” Yet, no one speaks up.

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Telling tall tales: Have you caught your child lying?

Telling tall tales: Have you caught your child lying?

Most parents want to think the best about their child. It can be hard to know what to do when we catch our child in a lie. Lying can happen for many different reasons during childhood and adolescence. Understanding how development influences lying can help parents know how to respond.

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