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For many young teens, babysitting is a rite of passage from childhood to adolescence. It provides them an opportunity to earn money, develop responsibility and grow career skills like setting schedules, salary negotiations and money management. As a parent of two teen girls and a pediatric provider, parents often ask [...]
As we age, remaining mobile is important to maintaining independence. While bone loss is a normal part of growing older, one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is often referred to as a [...]
Understanding our own self-esteem can have practical significance. But what exactly is self-esteem? Self-esteem is an individual’s overall sense of personal value and self-worth or simply, the measure of how much we like ourselves. Psychologist, Carl Jung acknowledged that a vital part of what contributes to self-esteem is early experiences, [...]
Stress is a normal part of daily life, and children and teens are not immune. Whether it is pressure from family, problems at home or with friends, the amount of schoolwork, extracurricular activities or even social media, children and teens are experiencing higher levels of stress. While some day-to-day stress [...]
March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society while at the same time supporting gender equality. This year the theme is “Women Providing Healing and Hope” a tribute to caregivers and frontline workers during the pandemic as well as recognizing the thousands of [...]
February is National Children’s Dental Health month started by the American Dental Association. The month promotes the benefits of proactive children's dental care, their caregivers, teachers and the community. While we are all susceptible to tooth decay, oral disease disproportionately affects underserved populations, especially children. Children at most risk are [...]