I Celebrate My Kids’ Successes — and Their Misses

The score was 19–16. There were 18 seconds to go, and our team had the ball. The point guard dribbled up the sideline and saw you wide open on the three-point line. You caught the ball, squared up, and took the shot…and missed.

Game over.

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Eczema: What Is This Rash on My Child?

Confirming the diagnosis is the first step

A common skin condition in children

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a common skin condition that can affect children of all ages. Most children will exhibit symptoms before the age of one year.
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20 Tips for Becoming the Healthiest YOU in 2020

Health screening guidelines we can all use.

Make a 2020 commitment to a better and healthier YOU. Many of us put off our self-care. We prioritize work, family, and other obligations before taking care of ourselves. Make 2020 different.
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What to do When Your Child is Constipated

Childhood and Infant Constipation

 Constipation is a common problem

Constipation is a common problem in children of all ages and a frequent reason for visits to the pediatrician. There is no “magic number” when it comes to the frequency of bowel movements, and the number typically varies by age.
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Are You At Risk for Chlamydia?

An expert guide to playing it safe

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It is a major cause of infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and pelvic pain.
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What is Syphilis and How to Avoid it?

Safe Sex is Better Sex

What is Syphilis

Syphilis is a common and curable sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is transmitted from person to person through skin-to-skin contact.
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Parents Must Love the Good and the Bad Kids

Active listening breaks down teenagers barriers

Last night I met Holden Caulfied. Alive and well Living in Texas

Let me explain. As parents, we are guilty of labeling kids. We witness certain behaviors, and we label our children’s friends a “good kid” or a “bad kid.”
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How to Prevent Pregnancy Until You Are Ready

Let’s talk about Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Are you ready to be a mom?

If you are sexually active and are not ready to be a parent then it is important to choose an effective form of contraception. If you are a parent and your child has become sexually active it is important she starts birth control before you become a grandparent.
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