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Routine Hygiene Product Sending Kids To The E.R.

Routine Hygiene Product Sending Kids To The E.R.

The touch, the feel of….cotton being removed from your infant’s ear canal because you used a cotton swab to clean them.  Don’t do that. You have probably been told by your pediatrician, friends with kids, or family members that you should not use cotton swabs to clean out your children’s ears.  There is just too much risk of possibly perforating the ear…
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How Your Smartphone Addiction Affects Your Kid

How Your Smartphone Addiction Affects Your Kid

New research done by a professor at Illinois State University shows that parents who struggle to limit their time on smartphones and tablets have kids who tend to show more behavioral problems. Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune: “We need to critically examine our device use,” said Brandon McDaniel, family and consumer sciences assistant professor and author of a study scheduled…
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Grandparents’ Childcare Techniques Could Put Children At Risk

Grandparents’ Childcare Techniques Could Put Children At Risk

More and more we are seeing grandparents help out with childcare, or even as the primary caregivers. But are their “old-school” methods too outdated and potentially dangerous for your kids? Research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academics Societies meeting on 5/4/17 took a closer look into this.  Some of the findings were pretty scary… like that, a good amount of grandparents…
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NFL Star Releases New Fathering Book

NFL Star Releases New Fathering Book

The Baltimore Raven’s Benjamin Watson (TE) has released a new book, entitled “The New Dad’s Playbook.” Watson is no stranger to fatherhood, as he has 5 young children of his own.  His wife, Kirsten, helped Watson come up with the idea for the book and helped work on it. This is the Tight End’s second go as an author, but his…
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Clownfish Know How To Dad Up

Clownfish Know How To Dad Up

Finding Nemo just may have had it right.  A recent study has shown researchers that male Clownfish actually have a “love” hormone, which makes them great parents. Where most male fish resort to eating some or all of their babies, the Clownfish actually becomes the primary caregiver.  This is actually a common trait amongst a lot of anemone-based species, of which the Clownfish…
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