10 Reasons to Incorporate Audiobooks into Your Road Trips
10 Reasons to Incorporate Audiobooks into Your Road Trips

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  • Audiobooks can simplify entertainment for family trips.
  • They provide an engaging whole-family, whole-vehicle activity.
  • Listening to audiobooks is a great way to encourage literary enjoyment and contribute to literacy in children.
Your Asthma Action Plan
Your Asthma Action Plan
  • Between ten and fifteen percent of grade school children are affected by asthma.
  • Exercise is a vital component of wellness, even for kids with asthma.
  • Work with your pediatrician to create an asthma flare-up action plan and share it with your child's school administrators.
The Importance of Hand Washing
The Importance of Hand Washing
  • Washing hands is one of the simplest ways to prevent illness.
  • Teaching kids when to wash is as important as teaching them how to wash.
  • Try the glitter game to teach small kids about how germs spread.
Do run in the house
Do run in the house
  • Children and adolescents need at least one hour of exercise daily.
  • Foul weather shouldn’t prevent children from being physically active.
  • With creative play ideas, you can help them hit that target.
When coughs don’t need antibiotics
When coughs don’t need antibiotics

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  • Most coughs are caused by a viral infection from influenza, croup, or a cold.
  • The average cough lasts 18 days, but it is not uncommon for coughs to last up to 3 weeks.
  • If your child has a chronic cough, it might be allergies, asthma, or reflux.
Creative toys for Christmas
Creative toys for Christmas

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  • Open-ended toys help develop creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Things like art supplies, games, construction toys, dolls, and simple action figures make great and inexpensive toys.
Ask the Doctor: What is croup?

Question: What is croup? Answer: We have found that many parents are confused about croup. Croup is a viral illness caused by many of the same viruses that cause the common cold; including parainfluenza viruses, RSV, and adenovirus, among others. Even influenza or “the flu” can cause croup. The key difference is where the infection … Continue reading “Ask the Doctor: What is croup?”

Christmas trees can wreck havoc for allergy sufferers
Christmas trees can wreck havoc for allergy sufferers

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  • Having a live Christmas tree in your house can increase the mold count in your home by 10 times the normal levels.
  • If you experience allergy symptoms after bringing home your Christmas tree, you may want to replace your tree with an artificial one.
  • Before setting up artificial or live trees in the house, take them outside to give them a good spray down with the hose and shake them out.
Toddlers at the table: making holiday meals less stressful
Toddlers at the table: making holiday meals less stressful

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  • Pack some healthy snacks to help ward off hunger and to distract picky kids.
  • Feel free to relax your vegetable and “clear your plate” rules.
  • Tag teaming with somebody else will help you find some time to enjoy your meal too.
Seasonal Allergies: Getting Relief is as Easy as ABC
Seasonal Allergies: Getting Relief is as Easy as ABC

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  • A runny nose, itchy eyes, dark circles under the eyes, and sneezing lasting more than 10 days are all symptoms of a possible allergy.
  • Reduce allergy symptoms by trying to stay indoors, cleaning often, and keeping pollen out of your home.
  • Medications such as antihistamines or nasal spray steroids can help control allergy symptoms.

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