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  • At What Age Should I Move My Child to Adult Medication?

    At What Age Should I Move My Child to Adult Medication?0

    By Emily L. Rowe, PharmD, MS-PREP, BCPPS, BCPSE My child is 12, and I’ve noticed on over-the-counter meds most “children’s” doses are recommended up to age 12. Would he move to the adult version at age 13? For children, we determine medication dosage based on the child’s weight. As this is not the case for

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  • Simple Ways Parents Can Help Children Build a Positive Body Image

    Simple Ways Parents Can Help Children Build a Positive Body Image0

    By Melissa Shaw A child’s body image continues to be a major worry for parents, and numbers from StatisticBrain.com reinforce their concern: * 42% of first through third grade girls want to be thinner * 81% of 10 year-olds are afraid of being considered fat * 25% of teenage boys report being teased for their

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  • Tips for Avoiding Halloween Allergy Scares

    Tips for Avoiding Halloween Allergy Scares0

    By Michael Pistiner, MD Halloween treats don’t have to be tricky business for parents of children with food allergies. There are simple steps you can take to eliminate the trick from trick or treat. Wonder how to identify and avoid common allergens — like peanuts, tree nuts, dairy and egg — in a Halloween bag

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  • 9 Keys to Safe Car Seat Travel

    9 Keys to Safe Car Seat Travel2

    By Allana Pinkerton As Global Safety Advocate for Diono and a certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor, you can imagine I get asked a lot of questions about keeping baby safe in the car. When you register online or at a retail store for your baby shower gifts, it can be overwhelming as to which products

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  • 5 Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity Into Your Family Routine

    5 Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity Into Your Family Routine0

    By Denise Locsin Parents influence everything. We guide our kids to make good decisions, we sign them up for extracurricular activities, we bring them to sleepovers at their friends’ houses, and we set the standard for being a decent human being. Raising a family is one of the most difficult yet rewarding things in life.

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  • Key Guidelines for Administering Medication to Children

    Key Guidelines for Administering Medication to Children0

    By Raied (Ray) Dinno and Saad Dinno Administering medication to a child can be one of the most difficult tasks a parent faces. It can become downright daunting when a child is on multiple types of medication that must be dispensed at varying times of day. It does not have to be hard, however, and

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