Posts Tagged: parenting

Sore Throat: Viral or Strep?

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A child’s sore throats present a guessing game when the symptoms are similar to strep — so which one is it?  Here are some fine differences to watch for in helping you figure it out, according to Gurpreet Thind, M.D.: Viral sore throats: Tend to be associated with upper respiratory symptoms like a runny nose,… Read more »

The Parenting Duo

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When it comes to disciplining our children, my husband and I try to stay on the same page. This is most helpful when one of our children needs discipline and only one parent is home. It’s important to have the same style of discipline so to not confuse the children, right? Well, last night, our… Read more »

My Little Girl

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Girls are so very different from boys … aside from the obvious. My soon-to-be 6-year-old is a girly girl through and through. I don’t know where she gets it. I grew up being a tomboy — always outside, in the dirt, being rough and playing with the guys. I never truly cared what I was… Read more »

Tracy Lawrence

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This country music daddy has one hard and fast rule in his household: DON‘T GIVE UP … EVER.

Pop Go The Books

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With all of the e-readers out there, many wonder if books in print are a dying breed … but pop-up books are bigger and better than ever.  Physical pop ups is one thing a Kindle CAN’T do!

Clay Walker

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This platinum- selling country artist is father to two toddlers and two teens and thinks “Daddy“ is the coolest word in the dictionary.

Largest Children’s Health Study in History

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Vanderbilt Medical Center is participating in the largest long-term study of child health in U.S. history beginning this winter.  The study will track 1,000 Davidson County children from birth to age 21 as part of an overall study of 100,000 children nationwide. The recruitment of women who are pregnant or who plan to be over… Read more »

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Most parents can’t fathom how anyone can hurt a child, but the truth is that child abuse and neglect affects children of every age, race and income level. Mothers and fathers unprepared for the responsibilites of raising a child can become overwhelmed by the tasks. Families coping with unemployment, divorce, substance abuse and other negative… Read more »