Health & Development

Ages & Stages: 0-5: Baby Massage: Good for Everyone

Touch is as important to the human as food so let your hands tell your babies they are loved! Infant massage is not a new concept. It is common practice in the eastern hemisphere and as evidence mounts regarding its therapeutic benefits, it is becoming an exciting therapy across the U.S.

The Learning Dilemma: Educating your special needs child

Raising a child with special needs, whatever his or her limitations might be, is challenging. Trying to find a program or a school that fulfills all his or her education needs may be even more difficult. The public school system has specialized programs, but, for some, exploring alternatives outside the public school system just might be the answer.

Adolescent Might Need Immunizations

Most parents realize that immunizations are an important part of infant and early childhood medical visits and that vaccines are necessary to keep our children healthy. Often parents (and teens!), however, don’t recognize that adolescence is an important time for immunizations as well. As the end of summer approaches and many adolescents head to their doctor’s office for school physicals, it is a great time to think about the shots that teens might need.

IM Goes to School

plz hlp b4 i 4get how 2 rite english If you have a child who loves Instant Messaging, you can probably decipher that sentence: Please help before I forget how to write English. IMspeak, the cryptic language used in Instant Messaging, is phenomenally popular, not only with teens and pre-teens, but also with the millions of adults who now use it to communicate with friends, family and even co-workers.

Ages & Stages 0-5: Finding Dr. Right

Finding the right doctor for your family is one of the most difficult decisions you face as a parent. While many must make the choice prior to the birth of a first child, others are forced into the doctor market by various factors.

Vision: No Sight Required

If you’ve ever been part of a "what-it’s-like-to-be-blind" exercise, chances are you donned a blindfold while walking into a wall, tripping over a chair, and — according to anyone with the actual impairment — gaining no idea of what it’s truly like.

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