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My Talking Angela App

You’ve probably seen the Talking Tom app if you have kids. My Talking Angela builds on that, in a way that is geared to young girls.

01/23/2015

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Common Household Cleaning Products Pose Risk To Children And Pets

The US Department of Health and Human Services thinks that it is a big enough problem that they have listed safety tips for household products.

01/16/2015

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Parents Should Limit Young Children’s Time Spent On Mobile Devices

Research indicates parents should limit the time preschool-aged children spend on mobile devices or using interactive media.

01/05/2015

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Children Understand Parents’ Need To Discipline

When it comes to parents disciplining their kids, there needs to be balance.

01/02/2015

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Have A Happy – And Safe – Holiday

I just want to take a moment to make you aware of holiday safety.

12/25/2014

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Children’s Animated Films More Frightening Than Adult Movies

A recent study found risk of on-screen death was 2.5 times higher in children’s animated films than the grown-up ones.

12/22/2014

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas App

if your kids can’t get enough of the grouchy green Grinch, this storybook app should keep ‘em happy.

12/17/2014

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Chore Hero App

Getting kids to do their chores isn’t an easy task, but it can be a bit less difficult if you make a game of it. Chore Hero is an app designed to do just that.

12/09/2014

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Bedwetting Not Uncommon Among Children

Bedwetting affects five to seven million children in the US and about ten percent of all 7-year-olds.

12/09/2014

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Don’t Ignore ‘Growing Pains’

We don’t think of musculoskeletal pain in children but it occurs more commonly than you would think. Don’t ignore it.

11/24/2014

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Asthma Is Common And Potentially Fatal Problem Among Inner City Youth

Asthma is a major health concern and it is particularly an issue in children who live in the city.

11/20/2014

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New Survey Tracks America’s Kids After School

A new survey by the Afterschool Alliance chronicles how children spend the hours between 3 and 6pm – when they are largely unsupervised.

11/18/2014

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Prevent Spreading Germs This Winter

I’m sure you have noticed how easily infections seem to spread in schools. Here’s an easy tip to minimize the risk of your getting sick.

11/17/2014

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Making Kids Good Readers

Many studies have shown that reading consistently to kids is the strongest factor in a child’s later reading success.

11/17/2014

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Placebo May Be Effective Treatment For Childhood Cough

Now a report from the journal Pediatrics suggests the placebo effect could have a real impact with a common childhood problem – the cough.

11/06/2014

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