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  • Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Children are at the highest risk for sun damage, and more than half of a lifetime’s sun exposure usually happens during childhood.

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  • Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums

    Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums

    Temper tantrums are very common, especially in children 2 to 3 years of age. When viewed in context, temper tantrums can be an extremely constructive part of the development of a healthy child. That said, there are still a few things you can do to minimize their impact on you and those around you.

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  • The Olympic Flame

    The Olympic Flame

    When I was first asked to carry the Olympic Torch, my eyes misted. Not until the moment actually came did I understand why. The Olympic Flame reaches back to a time when the human race was younger, and the planet less crowded. It reaches back to a part of Greek culture that valued truth, beauty, […]

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  • Tips for Managing Back-To-Back Kids

    Tips for Managing Back-To-Back Kids

    As parents, it is only natural to want to continue to give your first child all the attention you have been giving him, plus give your new baby the special attention you gave to your first child. That is not possible. After your second child is born, you will probably not have the time or […]

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  • When Time Away From Baby Can’t Be Avoided - Follow Up

    When Time Away From Baby Can’t Be Avoided – Follow Up

    Several of our readers have expressed concern for Nancy Cefalu and her family. We received a letter from her and are reprinting it with her permission . . .

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  • Temporary Separations

    Temporary Separations

    My husband has been transferred to another city, about 2 hours away. He had to make the move immediately; it will be a few more months before our almost four-year-old son and I can join him. (I have to…

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  • Choosing Faith

    Choosing Faith

    We have raised our children in our faith. We have gone to church as a family, prayed together as a family, and read the scripture as a family. It is very important to us. Now, our teenage son is…

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  • When Time Away Can't Be Avoided

    When Time Away from Baby can’t be Avoided

    I’m a daycare provider and also a mother of three. My youngest child is five weeks old. I must be hospitalized for one week for radiation treatment for cancer within the month. Will my baby still know me after…

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  • Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    Does This Child Have An Ear Infection? – Case 2

    A seven-month-old boy has had a cold for three days. Last night he woke up screaming, and remained irritable for several minutes even when he was picked up. He felt hot to the touch. This morning, he seems completely fine.

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  • Fast Facts about Lead

    Fast Facts about Lead

    Deaths from lead poisoning are now rare, but it is not unusual for a child’s blood to contain enough lead to cause intellectual and developmental delay, neurologic problems, kidney disease, and anemia.

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