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Age: Big Kids

Infant mortality legislative update

As I’ve shared multiple times on this blog, infant mortality continues to be an issue for Ohio. In fact, Dayton Children’s Hospital’s 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment identifies infant mortality as one of our leading issues to address over the … Continue reading

Take the pool pledge

Children drown quickly and silently.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the majority of deaths and injuries in pools and spas involve children ages 1-2 and occur in residential settings. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death … Continue reading

7 signs of troubled family relationships

There are certain things I hate to hear parents say because they are typically suggestive of significant family dysfunctions. “I’m my child’s best friend.” Parents need to be authority figures and not try to take on the role of peers … Continue reading

Will my 7 year old be addicted to drugs?

Question I know that many kids in high school experiment with drugs, which terrifies me given my own problems as a teen. My daughter is only seven-years-old but can I do anything now to help prevent her from getting addicted … Continue reading

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