I’m worried that my child isn’t growing the way he should. Should I bring it up to my child’s doctor?

Yes. Always share any worries you have with your child’s doctor. If you feel like your worries aren’t being taken seriously, don’t be afraid to bring it up again. Many signs of developmental delays aren’t obvious. Trust your gut. Get tips on how to talk to your child’s doctor about development at: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/help_pdfs/cdc_talktodoctor.pdf

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5 Things I Do Differently at Holidays with Teens

As the holiday season is rapidly approaching, some of us might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the length of our “to-do” list. While this feeling is common, it is also important to examine why the holidays are a great opportunity to bond with your teen. Today’s Parenthetical post provides a few quick tips on how to […]

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Injury Data Fact Sheets

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released state-by-state injury data fact sheets for 2016 that contain analyses of childhood injury fatalities and hospitalizations. Each sheet includes a description of the intent, mechanisms, incidence, and rates of hospital-admitted injury; a summary of the top five leading causes of injury fatalities and hospitalizations; and information on the […]

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Fresh or frozen turkey: Ready for Thanksgiving

Perhaps the biggest holiday meal of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving brings families together from all across the state to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. To help you prepare the holiday meal, University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers some helpful hints. “Whether […]

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Fighting the fair fight: How to constructively disagree with your teen

Occasional fights and disagreements with your teen are pretty much the norm for most families. So, what is the best way for parents to approach conflicts with their teens without letting them develop into a full scale power struggle or all out war? This week’s Parenthetical post provides some suggestions that can help make dealing with […]

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What to do when you can’t pay your medical bill

About a quarter (26 percent) of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household has had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means one in four people struggle to pay for healthcare services. “Financial difficulties are a reality for many people, and unfortunately financial […]

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Back-to-school food safety tips

Students will soon be heading back to school, and many of them will be carrying lunches packed at home. Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison, has some tips to help ensure that your child’s home-packed lunches are always safe to eat. Wash your hands and areas used to prepare […]

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