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Praising your kids: Striking the right balance

May 17, 2017
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A recent study found that overpraising a child can lead to greater narcissism. What constitutes overpraising? And what happens if you don’t praise a child enough? Here are some guidelines for praising kids. You also can reward them … but not with food!

How decluttering can improve physical and mental health

May 16, 2017
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Learn how decluttering your home and space can improved physical and mental wellness. Let's call it mental spring cleaning.

Food allergies or food intolerance, which is which

May 15, 2017
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Finally, understand the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance.

Do timeouts help or hurt kids?

May 15, 2017
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Timeouts can be used to teach and discipline kids, but they aren’t effective when an angry parent imposes a timeout in the heat of the moment. Here are situations where timeouts can work, and how parents should model the behavior they want to see in a resistant child.

5 tips to reduce “meno-fog”

May 12, 2017
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Many women experience meno-fog as they enter menopause. Here are 5 helpful ways to clear your mind.

Combatting the common cold: What herbals work?

May 11, 2017
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As a family doctor, I'm always a bit frustrated that I can't offer much to patients with colds, at least in terms of Western allopathic medicines. So I decided to scour the literature again to see if any new research has shown benefits from herbals and supplements. The good news is, yes: There may actually be a couple of supplements that can help you get better quicker. Here’s what I found, and my advice.

14 unthinkable 'would you rather' questions for people with real allergies

May 11, 2017
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Flowers are blooming, trees are blossoming and birds are chirping. Spring is in the air – but when you’re someone with allergies, these signs of spring can also be a source of eye-itching, nasal-dripping anxiety. In honor of Allergy Awareness Month, grab your tissues and tell us how you would answer these allergy-related "would you rather" questions!

8 tips for helping your child take medicine

May 09, 2017
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Having a sick child can be scary and stressful for parents and caregivers. We want to know what’s wrong and how to help our little ones feel better. Sometimes the key is medicine but kids resist, adding to our stress and their misery. Here are some tips and tricks to help make taking medicine easier on both of you.

5 ways to help your pet live a long, healthy life

May 09, 2017
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In most homes, pets are considered family. Here are five tips aimed at keeping them healthy for better, longer lives.

How a plane flight helped me improve my self-care and be a better parent

May 04, 2017
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How many of us still listen to the flight crew’s safety instructions?  I fly several times a year but can honestly say I really did not “hear” them until this past summer, when a flight attendant said: “If the cabin should lose pressure, oxygen masks will fall from the ceiling.  Please put your mask on before assisting someone else.” I was in an immediate parenting crisis!