What Type of Parent are You at the Dinner Table?

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One particular family was memorable because both parents were security guards and they seemed to bring an element of their jobs to the family dinner table. They contacted me because their 5-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, wasn’t gaining weight and was a “very picky eater.”
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It Takes a Village – And Then Some!

My nutritional skills were put to the test when I rescued ten-year-old Luke, my son’s friend, who was dizzy from playing baseball in the summer heat. Driving up with hydrating sports beverages and a mom’s wisdom, I remembered that Luke had an endocrine condition that made dehydration particularly dangerous.
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10 Ways to Say I Love You

So Valentine’s Day is coming up. How are you thinking of showing your love? Do your children celebrate in school? I ask you to take some time to think, “Does your child equate Valentine’s Day with chocolate hearts?” or the message of “We show love with candy?”
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Help! My Child is a Picky Eater!

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Looking through the lens of applied behavior analysis, here are six strategies that have helped me tame the beast of picky eating in my own home. I hope they will help you, too!
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Tips to Communicate with Your Teens

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Sometimes dealing with teenagers can really test your patience. One minute they want to talk and the next they shut their door and want to be alone. Here are some tips on how to talk to your teen, even when it's tough!
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Is Your Tween Hiding Her Lunch?

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My 11 year old granddaughter is hiding her sandwiches and lunchables that are packed for her lunch in her room; sometimes before she even leaves for school. My granddaughter has hidden evidence of "sneaked" food before when she was very young but this is a new behavior. What should I do?
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One Mom’s Story on Breastfeeding

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Pregnancy was challenging at times, childbirth was excruciatingly painful beyond words, but breastfeeding was hands down the hardest thing I’d ever done in my life.
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