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Becoming a Good Friend

By: Veronica Hunnicutt of Primrose Schools Phoenix Metro All parents hope their children will form strong and lasting friendships. We all want our children to be accepted and find friends they enjoy because these relationships are one of the most valued sources of...

Family Game Night

By Kimberly Heitzmann Summer is the time of year when families have more time to spend together. Kids are out of school, so evenings are homework free. Many after-school programs take a break for summer, which means less running around for everyone. A great way to get...

Parents Ask: Headphones

By Dr. Robert Fanning Q: My 4 year old wants to wear headphones when watching movies and listening to music just like his big brother. I’m concerned about both of them damaging their ears and having hearing loss later in life. Is it safe for a 4 year old to wear...

Summer Camping

Outdoor Fun as a Family By Diane Turner Maller I knew I was doing something right when my eight year old daughter exclaimed, “I love camping!” Grinning wide through a mouthful of pancakes, she was the most contented camper who ever dined at the tiny table of our...

Truth About Sugar

By Nora Heston Tarte We hear it everyday. The food we eat in America is unhealthy, packed with high fructose corn syrup, preservatives and outrageous levels of sugar. There are 44 grams of sugar in a can of Coke, but sugar hides in unexpected places, too. For example,...

Food Allergies

What Parents Should Know By Nora Heston Tarte According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), 1 in every 13 children is affected by food allergies. Eight foods make up 90 percent of all reactions – milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and...

My Child is Being Cyberbullied: What Now?

Ruth Carter – Not My Kid Times have changed. When a child was bullied in the past, they had a reprieve when they went home at the end of the day. Now that we have the internet and cell phones, the bullied child can be harassed from afar at all hours; and because...

When the Time is Right: to Discuss Substance Abuse

Shane Watson – Not My Kid Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with a very enthusiastic group of freshmen at a local high school regarding my personal experiences with substance abuse. What started as a seemingly mundane and carefree tale soon descended...



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