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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 […]

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Sports Specialization:
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 […]

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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 […]

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What Do Your Teens Want?

Should You Read Your Child’s Texts? Parents of teens often acknowledge they’re navigating uncharted territory and are open to advice from those who’ve gone before. Teens are going through tremendous emotional, physical and social changes while their parents may also be facing a series of firsts: aging, end of reproductive cycles, and mid-life crisis issues. […]

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5 Halloween Traditions to Start with Your Kids

Halloween means costumes, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating. Traditions create lasting memories and something to look forward to each year. Halloween is a perfect time to start some new traditions with your kids. Try some of these ideas. Ready Set Decorate Before you can go trick-or-treating, everyone will need a costume. Have some fun and create […]

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12 Creative Consequences for Kids

Before becoming a parent, the idea of disciplining children seemed fairly straightforward. It follows logic that if you set limits, use consistency, and respond firmly, but lovingly, children will learn to correct their behavior. As I became a more experienced mother, I quickly learned that traditional methods of discipline, such as time outs, do not […]

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How to Prepare for Your Child’s IEP Meeting

An individualized education plan (IEP) is a key component of your child’s special education plan. By law, schools are required to provide services to kids who qualify. An IEP meeting is where goals will be set and which services will be provided are decided on by both educators and the child’s guardians. This can be […]

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Five Expert Tips to Help Teens with ADHD

“I got detention for forgetting my book three times in a row.”—read Michael’s text His mother wasn’t surprised. Michael was diagnosed with ADHD when he was eight years old, and she’s received other messages saying he misplaced or even forgotten to do his homework. His mother hoped that he’d be more organized by 13, and […]

A Back-to-School Welcome Letter from Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler

A Back-to-School Welcome Letter from Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler

Parents and members of the community, Each year, I go back and read my letter to you from the previous year to see what’s changed, what needs to be included and what may need to be left out. I wish we could leave out a couple things, specifically the word COVID. However, at this time, […]

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How Focused Attention Can Help Our Kids Battle Stress and Anxiety

In the midst of my worst moments of anxiety and panic, I would focus incessantly on a physical sensation and fear that it was something serious and harmful. But, as I learned over time from several experts, my attention was directed on the wrong thing. What if I could shift my focus to something else—something […]

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