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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

Is Covid ripping through your school right now?

Should we even try to stop it at this point? how many cases reported this past week? Anonymous poster hash: 0abb3...83e ...

Covid...household spread once someone is positive

We've made it this long...but Covid found us finally.    My kid tested positive today after sore throat that started yesterday, but had a negative test at that point.  Of the four of us in our household, this is my youngest kid and the only one not eligible for a booster yet.  The rest of ...

Negative experiences with asthma inhaler?

We have noticed for several years that our son seems a little more winded/has less cardio endurance than his peers, despite playing lots of sports for many years now. He has no wheezing or other serious breathing issues, but he did have a severe asthma-like reaction to mold in a basement about a yea...

Recommend your doctor who diagnosed and treated your adult ADHD

This is a spin-off of another thread I started last night. After a particularly bad night, I read a ton (on here, and elsewhere) about presentation of adult ADHD in high-achieving women and Oh. My. God. Every trait applies to me. I’m excited to get some help. I’m calling Wellspring this morn...

I’m 42 and not immunocompromised. Can I get a second booster?

What’s the current guidance? Can I just go and get one at Walgreens? Anonymous poster hash: b29cd...fbb ...


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