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It’s Mardi Gras Time!

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics Yelling for moon pies, wrestling over beads, dancing with the marching bands, and running to catch the parade multiple times a few blocks over are just a few of the most enduring memories of my childhood and Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras […]


How to Find a Safe, Quality Daycare

Finding safe, suitable daycare is one of the more stressful undertakings parents of young children face. You have to contend with the logistics, such as the convenience of location and hours of operation, and of utmost concern is the safety and development of your child. National statistics on abuse and neglect by daycare providers aren’t […]


Teacher of the Month: Cindy Hixson-Robles, Bayside Academy

“I like to give my students daily hands-on, sensory-rich experiences that give space to curiosity and wonder,” explains Cindy Hixson-Robles, our Eastern Shore Parents Teacher of the Month. “I like children to do most of the talking in class. The peers of children are powerful teachers as well.” Cindy is currently a STEAM Teacher at […]


Helping Your Child Handle “Big Emotions”

How can I help my child and myself handle big emotions? The clinical term for “big emotions” is emotional dysregulation, which is the inability to control or regulate emotional responses.The process of emotional regulation is complex and lifelong. Theoretically, we learn this skill first, the skill of relating to others second, and the ability to […]


Is Your Child Talking to a Stranger Online (Part 2)

Last month we discussed the reality that your child may be talking to a predator online. This month I want to teach you the behavior signs you may see in your child and also what to look for when checking their devices. First, let’s discuss the behavior signs. Internet Safety 101 does a wonderful job […]


7 Ways to Promote Your Child’s Healthy Lifestyle

It’s essential to keep our kids as healthy as possible to prevent illness. Maintaining good overall health in children is important, so they grow and develop appropriately. A child’s health encompasses physical, mental, and social well-being. My grandfather used to say, “if you have your health, you have everything.” If you and your child are […]


What To Do When Your Kids are STRESSED?

Do your kids complain about being stressed? How do you help them cope with it? Experts agree on the following points: Listen to Them: What’s Going On? How Are They Feeling? It’s important to sit your kids down and ask them what’s happening and how they feel. Then, listen calmly and non-judgmentally to what they […]


Should We Wait to Buy a House?

Q. Is it even worth it to buy a house these days? I’ve always been told buying a house is the adult thing to do and that it’s a great investment, but I can’t find anything decent and livable in my area for less than $350,000. My wife and I are debt-free, and we’re expecting […]

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Dinner’s Ready: Kari Yarbrough’s Creamy Tortellini with Chicken and Creamy Pesto

“My creation of KEYs Southern Spice ® seasoning was a result of pure luck and experimentation,” shares 16-year-old Kari Yarbrough from Fairhope, AL. This young entrepreneur’s website describes KEYs Southern Spice ® seasoning as a fusion of the South’s greatest flavors and traits. Because of this, the seasoning can be found in several markets throughout […]

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From the Publisher – February 2023

You were most likely concerned if you ran into me at any time on January 9th. My eyes were puffy and bloodshot, and I am quite sure I had the look of a lost puppy on my face. You see, that was the day that two of my babies went back to college after the […]

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