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Student Spotlights-Dec 2021
How to Look Years Younger, Without Plastic Surgery
Regardless of how gracefully we want to handle aging, we often find ourselves making heroic efforts to stave it off, starting in early adulthood. The proof is that women of all ages (even in their 20s) are spending small fortunes on Botox injections, fillers, and plastic surgery. Also, many who don’t go to such drastic […]
Car Seats and You!
Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics As Baldwin County continues to grow, we have seen an explosion in the population! With this comes more infants and toddlers, and one of the more frequent questions I get pertains to car seats. There have been updated recommendations for infants […]
Embrace the Challenges
A few months ago, I was giving an IQ test to an adorable little boy. As the questions became more difficult, he looked at me and said, “This is challenging. I love a good challenge.” His reaction was so different. Typically, children become frustrated when it gets too hard or they give a whiney variation […]
Can I Protect Myself Against Inflation?
Q. All the talk on the news about inflation is a little scary. Is there any way to protect yourself against it on a day-to-day basis? A. When people start talking about inflation, it seems like there are always some who want to start collecting gold, fill every container they own with gasoline and stick […]
Student Spotlights (Nov 2021)
Is It a Good Idea?
While sports can provide a multitude of emotional and physical benefits for kids, specializing in a single sport at too early of an age can pose risks. How do you know when—or if— your child should specialize in a sport they love? What is Sports Specialization? Brian Harvey, O.D., a pediatric sports medicine physician, says […]
Tweens, Teens & Screens:
A Screen Time “Win” To Help Parents Feel More in Control
Do you feel like you can never stay on top of what your children are doing on their devices? Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about monitoring their ongoing social media activity, not to mention the 400 apps they use? Okay, let’s be honest, if your kids are older than nine, they are probably […]
The Science of Giving
And How It Can Help Your Kids
Want to really make your kids happy? Teach them the importance of giving to others. Contrary to common belief that kids need and want more “stuff” to be happy, science tells us that it is the act of giving to others that actually boosts happiness and can even improve health and other areas of their […]
From the Publisher – November 21
My family has recently been dealing with the heartbreaking loss of my father. While I could go on and on about what an amazing gift he was to our family, I won’t (not today at least), but I would like to share with you some of the truly unexpected emotions and lessons I have experienced […]