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Yearly Archives: 2020

FINDING BALANCE: Kids and Screen Time
during Social Distancing

Thanks to the coronavirus, all of us have had a dramatic change in lifestyle. Not only are many parents working from home, but schools are closed, extracurricular activities are suspended and daycare may not be an option. This creates a long day for everyone and could result in a lot more screen time, but that’s […]

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS:
TEACHING KIDS HOW TO USE 9-1-1

Does your child know what to do in case of emergency? Here are five things to teach your children about when and how to call 9-1-1. Explain what 9-1-1 is. Your child should know that 9-1-1 is the phone number to call when they need help or if they see someone who needs help right […]

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LET’S GET PHYSICAL!
KIDS OF ALL AGES NEED TO GET MOVING

There are so many good reasons for children of all ages to get moving. Physical activity can help promote important movement skills, coordination, balance, and strength. In addition, active children will experience improved concentration and school performance, mental health, bone density, and more. Unfortunately, a 2020 report on physical activity from the American Academy of […]

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GOT GRATITUDE? HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO BE THANKFUL

Being grateful is a skill and conscious choice – it’s about feeling thankful for what we have (without wanting more) and appreciating the small moments that makes us smile. Gratitude can help adults and children live happy, satisfying lives while finding increased self-esteem, hope, empathy and optimism. Children learn by watching your behaviors and attitudes, […]

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SIX REASONS WHY YOUR TEEN NEEDS AN ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAM

The annual wellness exam is an important part of your child’s life, even when they enter their teen years. Not only do regular check-ups allow us to monitor your child’s physical and emotional development which will change drastically during puberty, but we have the chance to get to know your teen and his or her […]

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Coronavirus: what you need to know

By now you have heard about the new corona virus, the respiratory illness that was first detected in Wuhan, China. Understandably, there is some anxiety about this virus. Here is what you need to know: If you have not traveled to an area where the virus has been detected or had close contact with a […]

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Nosebleeds: What You Need to Know

With humidity levels so low during our Southern California winters and cold temperatures pushing us to crank up our home and car heaters, children can be susceptible to nosebleeds. Fortunately, they’re not usually serious. Here’s what you need to know. Nosebleed basics • A nosebleed is bleeding from tissues inside the nose (they’re called nasal […]

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All About Coughs

Winter is the season for coughing…from dry, hacking coughs to those coughs that sound like sea lions barking at Sea World. Here’s the scoop on coughs and when to seek medical attention. What causes a cough? The Common Cold: Colds are viral illnesses that cause mucous production in the upper airway. The cough occurs from […]

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