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Healthy Children

Parenting philosophies aside, we can all agree that keeping our kids safe and healthy is priority No. 1. What’s likely not getting as much attention is your health, specifically your own mental and physical self-care (you know the saying about oxygen masks…).

 

NPN parents and experts have lots of advice and information about keeping everyone in the family healthy, whether you need help with nutrition, car seat safety, pediatrician visits, mental health concerns or just run-of-the-mill colds.

Your kid will hate some foods, and that's ok
It never ceases to amaze me how my two kids—born from the same womb—can be so different. I don't know why it still surprises me so much, but it always does. In areas where one excels, the other strugg...
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Coat or no? Car seat safety during the cold winter months
We sure know how to bundle up in the Midwest. We don’t let winter stop us from living life and enjoying the parks, zoos and fun outdoor activities. But it’s a lot of work to get all that winter gear o...
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To the moms running on fumes, this is how to refill the tank
Mom, have you ever had the feeling that you are running on fumes? Has your tank ever felt empty already when you were waking up in the morning? Have you gone to bed with your mind racing with all the ...
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Discussions

Repeating Neuropsych Reports for Teen with ADHD?? Last one was 4 years ago

My daughter was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD back in 4th grade.  Fast forward to now.  She's in 8th grade and our doctor thinks it's a good idea to get a new neuropsych report done before she starts high school.  I'm open to this...but it's a lot of work (finding a new provided), expense, time, e...

Dermatologist recommendations

I used to go to a dermatologist at Northwestern (streeterville location by hospital) for annual skin/mole checks and she did a very thorough job looking closely and using magnifiers.  She left the practice and the next person I ended up seeing at a Northwestern practice at North/Halsted area seemed ...

Black mold in the Midtown pool?

There's been a lot of work at the Midtown pool, it looks like they're chipping away at the sides of it. I heard that (allegedly) there was black mold found in the pool and that they're (allegedly) attempting to remove it. Has anyone heard this as well?    And more importantly, if there was...

Seeking Recommendations - Therapist for 16/17 yr Teen Boy

Please share your recommendations of therapist for 16/17 year old teen boy. North side preferred. Will travel to north burbs or downtown if needed. Areas of experience preferred: divorce/addiction/LGBT Accepting insurance is a big plus! Thanks! ...

nose cauterization for recurrent nosebleeds - anyone?

Anyone have this done for a teenager (or younger)?  We've been putting it off but want/need to get it done.  Just too many long nose bleeds.   Was it a big deal?  Did you need a consultation with an ENT first and then a follow up appointment?  If anyone has recommendations in western suburbs, I'd ap...


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Fueling Healthy Adventures: Tips for Nurturing Picky Eaters on the Go

Embarking on family adventures, such as road trips, airport travels, or exploring foreign lands, often poses the challenge of picky eating. A change in routine, exposure to new environments, and the availability of unfamiliar cuisines can all contribute to a child's resistance to trying new foods. A...

Raise your hand if you're burned-out from planning weeknight dinners

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When your special-needs child is visited by 'The Hormone Fairy'

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