How do electronics impact my child’s eyes?

Electronic devices such as phones and tablets are commonly used by children and teenagers. There is a risk of addiction among children and teenagers from these devices. The harmful effects to children, such as less exercise and sleep, are well documented. We are now beginning to understand the harmful effects these electronics have on a…
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What about the caregiver?

Being a caregiver is hard! There are a variety of challenges a caregiver faces daily from numerous appointments to the constant uncertainty if the decisions you are making for your loved one are the best option. Life can be stressful with the everyday routines that require bathing, dressing, feeding, and medication monitoring. When is a…
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Coping with school anxiety

Another new school year is upon us. Although a new year is often an exciting time for families, school can be a very stressful time of year for both parents and children. Here are some tips to help. Coping strategies for children who experience school anxiety (test, social, refusal): Parents should show excitement and interest…
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Coping with anxiety

Many anxieties and fears are normal Anxiety is defined as “apprehension without apparent cause.” It usually occurs when there’s no immediate threat to a person’s safety or well-being, but the threat feels real. Anxiety makes someone want to escape the situation — fast. The heart beats quickly, the body might begin to perspire, and “butterflies”…
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Tips for fitting R&R in your day

Remember to take time everyday for some R&R (rest and relaxation). Aug. 15 is National Relaxation Day. Why not use this day to start new habits? Everyone gets caught up in the fast pace world in which we live, and many forget to take a step back and just relax. Stress can be harmful to…
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