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Saturday Night Fever

by Alison MacNeil Summer may feel like a funny time to be talking about fevers but during the recent heat wave, my kids had colds with fevers. In the past I would have reached for the Tylenol hoping to bring that fever right down. When my daughter was little she would ask for “the purple medicine” when she felt awful. I have many memories
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Youth Sports and Bad Behavior

by Louise Kuo Habakus The past two days at Fearless Parent, we have been talking about “The Good” and “The Bad” things that go along with having kids play competitive sports, from one mom’s point of view. Today we’re going to hear from some experts… about “The Ugly.” We’re talking about youth sports and bad behavior. Yikes… something’s not right The sensational media headlines about
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The Youth Sports “Arms Race”

by Louise Kuo Habakus Yesterday we were talking here at Fearless Parent about all the good things that go along with having kids play competitive sports. Today we’re talking about the, um, not-so-good things. Youth sports has become an arms race and it’s really hard to keep up. Balance. I don’t like this word. It suggests an ideal state in which the key aspects of our
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Youth Sports and Life Lessons

Note: when Fearless Parent changed its URL in 2013, we inadvertently lost all the “likes” to this post. This series also appeared in Pathways Magazine by Louise Kuo Habakus There’s a lot of good about youth sports. Sports keep our kids active, engaged, and out of trouble. And they teach some really important life lessons. Americans just love sports. We watch and play sports.
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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Going Out of Our Comfort Zone

by Maggie Kozel, MD On June 5th, 2013 I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion in Summit, NJ sponsored by Fearless Parent. I am a practicing pediatrician, and my practice is pretty mainstream. But I have also written extensively about healthcare reform – specifically about the way healthcare industries and special interests now shape clinical clinical practice at least as much
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Disconnect to Connect

by Christine Gross-Loh I am used to staying in touch with people and accessing the news online whenever I want. I spent an enormous amount of time on my phone and computer over the past year, while writing and launching my new book, Parenting Without Borders. There were edits I was eager to see, updates I had to keep up with; lots of emails I “had” to respond
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Sunscreen and the Fear of Sunlight

by Alison MacNeil Anyone else wondering about sunscreen and the fear of sunlight? I’m a fan of letting my kids get a little sun in the summer, an eyebrow-raising approach in this day and age. I realized the importance of sunshine on my children’s skin when testing revealed that my son’s Vitamin D levels plummeted after his regression into Autism. It’s been very hard
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Jill Bellestri’s Cream of Cucumber Soup

Enjoy this fresh, cool, healthy summer recipe! 4 Romaine lettuce leaves chopped (1 1/2 cups) 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 1cup) 1/2 cup of water 1 Tbl. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 avocado chopped 1 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbl. minced fresh herbs, dill, mint, tarroagon or cilantro Place the lettuce, cucumber, water, lemon juice, garlic and
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