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Essential Parenting Tips for Raising Kids with Medical Issues

By Lisa C. Greene and Foster W. Cline MD

I knew I was in trouble. She ripped the oxygen sensor off her finger and refused to put it back on.

Recovering from surgery isn’t easy for anyone but it’s especially challenging when the patient is only seven. My daughter was grumpy and uncooperative. That was understandable but not helping the situation. Coming out of surgery, she needed to be monitored; the medical sensors weren’t optional.  Kasey was not responding well to the doses of loving kindness and patience shown by those around her. There was nothing anyone could do to satisfy her. She was simply cranky.

Parenting Toddlers – Terrible Twos and Troublesome Threes!

Parenting Toddlers – Terrible Twos and Troublesome Threes!
Parenting toddlers can be very exhausting as well as enjoyable. If you are parenting toddlers, you should have stamina and lots of patience.

Your little bundle of joy could be very energetic at times and since he or she is still a bit of a baby, you may need to carry him or her around every now and then. Mind you, toddlers can be heavy and they can be very demanding when it comes to being carried around in your arms all day.

Breastfeeding Fact or Fiction?

By Marianne Neifert, M.D.,
Author of Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding

Now that a large majority of new mothers in the U.S. begin nursing their newborns, breastfeeding is a familiar topic among expectant and new parents. But there may be some facts you still don’t know or “things you know that just aren’t so” about the natural art of breastfeeding. Test your breastfeeding IQ by answering whether the following breastfeeding statements represent Fact or Fiction.