Posts Categorized: Family

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

Anxiety is a physically and emotionally uncomfortable experience that generally makes someone want to escape the anxiety-provoking situation as quickly as possible. Anxiety is the most common behavioral health complaint across development. A little bit of anxiety can actually help people stay alert and focused and can also help children behave in a safe way….
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Back-to-school check-ups

Even as an adult (without a school-age child), I still get a little nervous and excited when I see the “Back-to-School” ads in the paper and signs in the stores. Along with thoughts of notebooks, highlighters and new shoes, these signs should also remind you to get your child a back-to-school check-up. In the state…
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Top 10 reasons to breastfeed your new baby

Breastfeeding has many benefits to both mom and baby. The Lactation Center at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants is designed to help new mothers and their babies overcome any difficulties with breastfeeding. This service is available at no charge to ALL breastfeeding mothers in the community. The Lactation Center at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women…
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Parents: Don’t share the slide with your kids

A seemingly simple and fun activity that parents may want to share with their children could have medical repercussions, as evidenced by a video currently popular on Facebook. Sharing a ride down a slide with your child may appear to be fun but it could cause injury to your child. A USA Today photo showing…
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