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When Efforts to Help Your Child May Actually Hurt

Has your child ever approached you for comfort, but your efforts to calm escalated the distress? When this occurs, you are probably displaying a near enemy of what you actu­ally want to portray. Near enemies look like the emotion we are attempting to foster but make the situation worse instead. The near enemy of kindness […]

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10 Science-Backed Benefits of Practicing Gratitude with Kids

Only recently have scientists begun to study the benefits of gratitude. Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in health and happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking […]

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Speak Your Child’s Love Language

Growing up feeling loved helps children overcome many obstacles. It contributes to a feeling of well-being that will help them excel in school, friendships, and all other areas of their lives. It even helps when it comes to being disciplined. “Often, parents assume that their kids just ‘know’ they love them, or that saying ‘I […]

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Not All That Wheezes Is Asthma

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics Hey guys! Today we are going to talk about wheezing. First off, not all wheezing is asthma! Your child can wheeze for many dif­ferent reasons, and figuring out the cause can help develop the best treatment plan. Today, we will review […]

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Emotionally Healthy Parents Do These Things

One of the greatest tragedies in our society is that we do not require more educa­tion for marriage or parenting. Two of the hardest jobs anyone will ever have are being a spouse and/or a parent. Both roles are full of challenges and rewards. Doing these jobs well requires a great deal of emotional health. […]

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8 Ideas for Fall Theme Walks to Explore Your Neighborhood

Fall is the perfect time of year to get outside. And what better way to experience all the season has to offer than by taking a walk? Walking is fun and easy, plus it provides a boost to your physical and mental health. Going on a walk with your kids lets them notice new things […]

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Countdown to College: Tips to Help Students Find Their Fit

The high school road to college may seem like four of the most challenging years families face. There are deadlines, tough financial choices, and parents and children don’t always agree on colleges. If that isn’t stressful enough, every year there are tasks that high school students should be checking off their to-do lists. How do […]

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How to Foster Healthy Sibling Relationships

As a mom of six kids, I have witnessed my fair share of sibling disagreements. I have also had the pleasure of witnessing the heart-melting moments when siblings stick up for each other, cheer each other on, and generally love being together. While sibling fights are normal and even healthy, as kids learn to work […]

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Halloween Safety and Your Kids!

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics Growing up in Mobile, I remember run­ning as fast as we could to Old Man John­son’s house as soon as it got dark. Not be­cause of cool prizes or scary decorations, but because he always left out a massive bowl of […]

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Raising Compassionate Children

Let’s face it, parents, the past two years have been difficult for everyone. Your schedules have been upended by Covid restrictions and your child’s learning has been impacted in many ways. You’ve worked hard just to get through daily life with the realities of a pandemic. So, it’s possible that some of the concerns you’d […]

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