How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? – Parents Article

How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? Being a parent and managing a family can be stressful at times. Sleepless nights with a newborn, toddler upsets, or a bout of illness can all test a parent’s ability to handle challenging moments with grace and ease. While these moments are generally fleeting—children eventually sleep through the night; toddlers learn to regulate their emotions; illnesses pass—constant stress can take its toll on us as parents. It’s important to know some…

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Spring Into STEAM – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

Spring Into STEAM As your child gets to be preschool and kindergarten age, you might hear a lot of talk about the importance of STEAM, or its earlier version STEM. STEAM is an acronym for: Science Technology Engineering Art Math STEAM (and STEM) is a way for educators and parents to help children combine different areas of knowledge and learning: Science: a way of observing the world around you; making guesses, asking questions and drawing conclusions about how things work.…

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Utilize and Support Area’s Programs Fighting Abuse – Parents Article

What if we knew how to create healthy families, improve health, build thriving communities and reduce problems like child abuse, neglect, substance abuse, obesity, and even cancer? Wouldn’t we do those things? What if you heard that we already know what we need to do in order to create thriving families and communities? That what it takes is available at an incredible cost-savings for our community, compared to doing nothing? Wouldn’t you want to take advantage and urge our policy-makers to adopt these…

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What is Chronic Lung disease? — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

How is his breathing these days? It’s a question I get a lot – though I have few definitive answers. Our identical twins Tim and Cary were born 11 weeks early after developing Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) where one was getting more blood than the other. They were born weighing 2.7 pounds and 1.13 pounds. Both were diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease. And once discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) approximately three months later, only Cary…

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Pumping or Breastfeeding? — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Deciding the best way to feed your twins may mean that some careful consideration is necessary. What is better – breastfeeding or pumping? The short answer is there is no right or wrong answer. Just what is best for you and your babies. When it comes to a twin pregnancy, the decision becomes even more difficult. As you get ready to welcome your twins you know there are plenty of unknowns in your near future. What will it be like?…

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Parenting Takes A Village – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

Parenting Takes A Village This article appeared in the January 14, 2019 edition of the Register-Guard.  We are social creatures by nature. In the earliest years of our existence on Earth, our survival depended on having family and friends in our village to feed, shelter and comfort us. Today’s world is vastly different from the early hunter-gatherer days. But there is one thing that has not changed: our need for social support. Without proper social support, parents are at an…

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Create a Safe, Interesting Environment – Parents Article

Step 1 of Positive Parenting: Create a Safe, Interesting Environment Many of us start the New Year with a set of resolutions, usually centered on bettering ourselves in some way—whether it’s eating healthier or saving money. The New Year is also a wonderful time to assess how you are doing with Triple P’s 5 Steps to Positive Parenting. If you are new to Triple P Online, it is an online course distributed via LaneKids for parents of children ages 2-12.…

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What is Low Tone and How Does it Affect My Child? – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! By Katie Shroyer, PT, DPT, CBISTEIS Physical Therapist Do you notice that your child tends to fall to the side or forwards when they are trying to sit? Do you feel like your child’s arms and/or legs move really easily or feel very light when moving them? If so, it is possible that your child has “low tone,” which is also known as hypotonia. The definition of “low tone” includes muscles…

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