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Back to School Physicals? A Memo to Your Child’s Pediatrician

Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Sign up here. © 2017 Fearless Parent The entirety of this post is copyright protected. Please obtain prior written permission with details for partial use and link back for attribution if you wish to share. Thank you. by Judy Converse, MPH RD LD Getting your kids’ annual school physicals this month? Have some nagging health concerns? As you jot down
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Millions of Kids Vape But Are E-Cigs Safe?

Editor’s note: When Laurence first approached me to work on an e-cig post, I wasn’t so interested. Yes, thousands of vape storefronts seem to have proliferated overnight but they’re for adults not kids, right? Wrong! Don’t assume that regulators have been ahead of the wave. Buyer, and parents, beware.  by Laurence Banville, Esq Vape anyone? There are more than 460 e-cigarette brands on the
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Teen Boundaries Around Tech Usage — Episode 96

#96 — Teen Boundaries Around Tech Usage ** February 24, 2016 Guest // Emily Roberts, MA, LPC ** Host //  Carla Atherton Do you have trouble talking to your teens about creating boundaries around their usage of technology? Do you feel like they are sometimes lost to you, immersed in a world of blue lights and virtual relationships? Do you want your teenager to have communication
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Childhood Obesity Today — Episode 82

#82 — Childhood Obesity Today  ** September 9, 2015 Guest // David White ** Host // Carla Atherton Listen to Fearless Parent Radio online on PRN.fm at 7pm ET or on your phone by dialing (401) 347-0456. Once the show has aired, listen via our Archived Shows page, iTunes, or Podbean. Americans are ballooning up — adults and kids alike. Suddenly, normal food portions are super
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Money Smart Kids – Episode 50

#50 – Money Smart Kids ** November 12, 2014 Guest // Rachel Ramsey Cruze ** Host // Louise Kuo Habakus Listen to Fearless Parent Radio online on PRN.fm at 7pm ET or on your phone by dialing (619) 550-0869. Once the show has aired, listen on our Archived Shows page, iTunes, or Podbean. View on Amazon.com ** Download Student Budget Forms (PDF) ** There’s a new narrative
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2014 Guide to Non-Toxic Lunch Gear for Kids

*This post is graciously sponsored by MightyNest By Lea, The Maverick Mama Parents, it’s that time of year again. Ah, end of summer. A bittersweet time for our children, as they bid goodbye to lazy days in the pool and frolics in the park, our days give way to preparing for…Back to School! We trade the smell of fresh-cut grass and ripe berries for
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A Positive Take on Tween Tech

by Amie Butchko, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent I’m not naive. But I am fearless or crazy enough to argue that technology, and yes, I’ll say it, even video-gaming, can be good for kids. It’s time to hear the other side; a positive take on tween tech. Here’s the thing: kids are obsessed with technology, some more than others, and it isn’t going anywhere.
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Bone Marrow to Ice Cream: Fat Foods For Fit Kids

by Ben Greenfield, Special Contributor to Fearless Parent What’s for dinner? This is one of my favorite meals. But it’s not just for adults! If you scroll down, you’ll see a photo my 6 year-old son, River, eating his bone marrow. Why bone marrow? Because it is chock full of healthy fats, DHA, and fat soluble vitamins, which are all incredibly important for your
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Dolphin Parenting, A Tiger-Free Zone – Episode 31

July 2, 2014 — Shimi Kang, MD with Louise Kuo Habakus I was transfixed by Amy Chua’s “Tiger Mom” book and read it in one breath. I was simultaneously embarrassed for her and morbidly impressed.  Her two daughters seemed awfully accomplished, after all. I squashed the seed of insecurity that was planted and promptly gave the book to my son to read. Ha! That
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Holistic Pediatrics: The Basics – Episode 30

June 25, 2014 – Nicole Leahy and Maxine Webber with Larry Palevsky, MD Dr. Larry speaks to two moms in his practice, Nicole and Maxine. Nicole has a daughter and a son, and Maxine has two daughters. Both moms discuss their experiences navigating the conventional pediatric world for their first children, and then have them explain what made them move towards living a more
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