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Survey: Parents Have Misconceptions About Opioids and Kids’ Pain Relief

Survey: Parents Have Misconceptions About Opioids and Kids’ Pain Relief

by Brandpoint (BPT) – News of opioid abuse, overdoses and reports that 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years could make any parent worry. Yet parents remain conflicted about opioids: While more than half express concern their child may be at risk for opioid addiction, nearly two-thirds believe opioids are more effective at managing their child’s pain after surgery or a broken bone than non-prescription medication or other alternatives. That’s according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists  (ASA). “The…

Are Sound Machines OK for Babies?

Are Sound Machines OK for Babies?

by Cascia Talbert The biggest thing that parents of newborns complain about is lack of sleep.  Your baby might be past the waking up to eat every few hours phase, but he may still have trouble falling and staying asleep throughout the night. Most pediatricians recommend soothing activities before bed such …

How Parents can help children in preventing drug abuse

How Parents can help children in preventing drug abuse

Studies show that the main reason children don’t use illegal drugs is because of their parents — because of their positive influence and because they recognise it would upset them. That’s why it is so important that parents create a healthy connection with their children and talk to them about drug abuse — the earlier the better! Here are some ways: 1. Create and preserve good communication with your kids The better you know your children, the easier it will be to lead …

7 Things You Should Know About Your Child’s Anxiety

7 Things You Should Know About Your Child’s Anxiety

by Hilary Thompson (function(w,d,e,o,u,s,t){w[o]||(w[o]={},s=d.createElement(e),s.src=u,s.async=1, t=d.getElementsByTagName(e)[0],t.parentNode.insertBefore(s,t))})(window,document, “script”,”oiopub”,”https://healthymomsmagazine.net/wp-content/plugins/oiopub-direct/zones.js”); Anxiety can grab hold of kids at any point during their young lives, and sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint its origins—your child might be a budding perfectionist, or have developed some concerns over self-esteem, or is nervous about succeeding later in life. Recognizing some specific types of anxiety, though, can lead parents to the …

6 Tips for Childproofing Your Yard

6 Tips for Childproofing Your Yard

You’ve just had a baby. It’s the best thing that has ever happened to you. With it, however, you also have a greater amount of responsibility. Over the past few months, you have been furiously childproofing your home in preparation for the new family member. But you can’t just stop inside your home. Eventually, that baby is going to grow up and want to explore. Your yard also requires some intensive safety precautions. Here are six tips for childproofing your yard. Mind the Lawn Mower If you have a yard with grass, it’s likely that …

Parenting by Example

by Guest Author Parenting can be tough, but many of the life skills a child needs are best learned by example. Mom and Dad can repeat the same lectures on eating healthy foods, getting plenty of exercise, having good manners, and giving to others with little effect, but…

Eight Tips for Helping Your Teen Quit Smoking

Eight Tips for Helping Your Teen Quit Smoking

Whilst most parents do whatever they can to warn their children about the dangers of smoking, there’s no denying the statistics – almost one in every four high school seniors today are smokers, despite all the efforts by parents, the government, and healthcare services to warn them of the consequences of taking up this habit. If your teen has started smoking, then chances are, you’ve already become aware …

How I changed careers with three kids

How I changed careers with three kids

Stock PhotoI’m sure many of you heard it this before: having kids is going to completely change your life. For me, it was true. I always wanted a big family, so the change that came with having three kids was an amazing, incredible one. Having children meant that the decisions I made were always based on what is better for them and for us, as a family. I was always looking for something better: a better house…

Oprah Winfrey’s Reason For Not Having Kids: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Been Good At It’

Oprah Winfrey’s Reason For Not Having Kids: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Been Good At It’

“I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t have been a good mom for babies” — Oprah Oprah Winfrey only had a child once, at age 14, and he died just weeks later. She’s opened up about the issue to Good Housekeeping U.K. in their April issue, on sale next week. “I didn’t want babies. I wouldn’t …

No Money to Travel? Bring the Experience Home

No Money to Travel? Bring the Experience Home

As a foreign language teacher, I think that there is great value in learning about other cultures. Learning about other cultures helps us learn about ourselves, increases awareness of new traditions, and help us form a more cooperative outlook. One of the best ways to learn about new places is by actually going there. We were fortunate enough to travel to Copenhagen and Berlin as a family a year ago. However, for many families, this can be outside of a realistic budget. Here are some ways I bring the travel experience to my students and kids …

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: 5 Steps to Self-Help Recovery

It is impossible to know exactly how much alcohol is safe to have during pregnancy, so it is advised that it is not consumed at all while pregnant. This may be especially difficult for those who are recovering from alcohol addiction. It is suggested for those in recovery to abstain from alcohol even when they are not concerned about becoming pregnant, so it is especially vital for those who are…

Important Rotavirus Facts You Should Know

Important Rotavirus Facts You Should Know

Rotavirus is known to be a virus which infects the bowels and causes acute bowel and stomach inflammation. Rotavirus is regarded as the most common reason behind severe infant and children diarrhea. It is responsible for the death of around 500,000 children every year across the globe. In most instances, the symptoms of rotavirus usually would go away within just a few days. The main concern is actually the risk of dehydration or …

Tips for taking the most natural photos of your kids

Tips for taking the most natural photos of your kids

Nikon D3400With Aussie kids going back to school this week, Ben Halcomb from Nikon Australia, shares his top tips on how to take the most natural photos of your kids. And don’t forget to #talkb4sharing images of children on the internet! Try using a “standard” lens like the Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G lens. It’s perfect for blurring your background while …

It’s Okay to Let Someone Else be CEO

It’s Okay to Let Someone Else be CEO

It seems like it was over a decade ago that I was starting my college studies – and that’s because it was! Those days were filled with excitement, energy, and enthusiasm for a career that lay ahead of me. Since the day I was admitted into college, I had aspirations …

Teaching Kids to Respect Our World and the Environment

Teaching Kids to Respect Our World and the Environment

In today’s world, parents are beginning to see the importance of teaching their children to respect our world and the environment. After all, children are the ones who will inherit the planet and will be responsible for it in the next generation. It makes sense to teach them how to respect it, especially in this day and age of pollution and other environmental concerns. …

Is it Smart to Talk Politics with Your Kids?

Is it Smart to Talk Politics with Your Kids?

By Dr. Stephanie O’Leary, www.StephanieOLeary.com In this heated election year talking to your kids about politics is pretty much non-negotiable. Even if your son or daughter is not asking direct questions, young minds are definitely tuned in to the presidential race. Kids are trying to make sense of everything they hear, and let’s face it—campaigns and debates don’t always bring out the …

New Poll Says Kids Shouldn’t Get The "Sex Talk" Until Age 12 (WTF)

New Poll Says Kids Shouldn’t Get The "Sex Talk" Until Age 12 (WTF)

Photo: Imgur I just read a new Harris Poll about the proper ages for kids to experience certain “firsts”, and, as parent, I can tell you the results are INSANE. Keywords: family, parenting, Sex TalkBookmark/Share this post with: read more

5 Essentials for At-Home Date Night

5 Essentials for At-Home Date Night

Having an at-home date night can be more fun than you think! My husband and I discovered we can get much better quality time with each other just staying home. As you can imagine, after having three children and with no suitable babysitters in sight, my husband and I don’t get out of the house without the children very often. In fact, I think we have only been out of the house together, without the children, less than …

Help! I’ve Lost My Sexy and I Want it Back!

Help! I’ve Lost My Sexy and I Want it Back!

There’s so much joy in being a mother and wife, but with that joy sometimes comes the art of “losing yourself”. You went from being a young, vibrant, independent woman who could beckon the attention of any man you very well pleased to the woman who cooks, cleans, changes dirty diapers, and runs a bunch of errands for a living. Where’s the sexy in that? I found myself in a bit of a depression a few years back. I felt like I just wasn’t myself anymore. I had an extra 35 pounds on me from my second pregnancy…

Living Like Dad Is Saving My Life:

Living Like Dad Is Saving My Life:

A Father’s Day Tribute from a Genetic Disorder Warrior In celebration of Father’s Day, Leaha Mattinson explains how the powerful  example set by her father is helping her fight against a deadly diagnosis. As Father’s Day approaches, many of us take time to contemplate just how powerful the paternal influence can be. For good or for ill, the lessons fathers teach impact their children for the rest of their lives. Speaker, life coach, and author Leaha Mattinson says her father was not only a great dad, but his unmatchable fortitude has taught her …