School Age Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone

    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child’s tired, raspy voice whispers “Mom? Moooooom?” It’s now that you realize, this will not be the night of restful sleep you’ve been fantasizing about since your water broke. Many parents find it tough to send their kids back to their own […]

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  • Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe

    Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe

    Cowboy Cookies are traditionally huge. I suggest sticking with smaller cookies since they build in portion control for kids and breastfeeding moms for whom it’s especially important to eat regularly and maintain a super balanced diet. But, of course, do as you like! These are your cookies now, m’am.

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  • How Do You Limit Your Child's Screen Time? There's an App for That!

    How Do You Limit Your Child’s Screen Time? There’s an App for That!

    In the coming years, technology will continue to play a large role in our children’s lives.  I’m sure you have seen YouTube videos of babies and toddlers swiping through their parents’ iPads, knowing exactly what they are looking for!

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  • A Few of My Favorite Apps

    A Few of My Favorite Apps

    I will admit to being addicted to certain endless runner type games on my iPhone.  All in the name of research as The iPhone Mom! But when it comes to my children, I try to limit their time with this style of app and direct them to more productive apps instead.  One area that iPads […]

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  • Your Girls and Your Boys Should Have HPV Vaccinations

    Your Girls…and Your Boys Should Have HPV Vaccinations

    Prevention of any disease is what you want to do for your children. You want to give them the best life possible. Physicians know that the HPV (human papilloma virus) causes many diseases. And HPV vaccinations (like Gardasil) can prevent most of them.

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  • Back To School Tips: Things That Will Help Keep You Sane

    Back To School Tips: Things That Will Help Keep You Sane

    Back to school activities, back to school shopping, back to school goals…. August and September can bring so many overwhelming feelings that it is easy to get overwhelmed.

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  • Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms

    Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms

    Back-to-school signals that time of year where the hectic days of shuttling kids to and from camp, swim practice and play dates morphs into shuttling kids to and from school, soccer practice and play dates.  So in the midst of this chaotic transportation schedule how do you keep your sanity and stay on top of […]

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  • Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back to School can be a stressful time.  According to our survey of Moms most families in 2012 will be focused on ways to cut back and make every dollar stretch further than it has ever before.  When faced with outgoing expenses for afterschool activities, school supplies, and new clothes, we found that this year […]

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  • Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    “There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.” 
Henry Ford Back to school is an exciting time for everyone.  Nothing makes us feel quite as focused as crisp new notebooks and fresh pencils.  Taking advantage of our children’s enthusiasm of a new school year and all it has to offer […]

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  • Back To School Tips: Getting a Handle on Afterschool Activities

    Back To School Tips: Getting a Handle on Afterschool Activities

    As we enter this busy back-to-school season with just a few nods of the head you may find that suddenly you need another income and a time machine in order to meet the commitments of your childís after-school life. Below are five tips for building a family schedule that everyone can live with.

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