Checkup Newsroom (parenting)

2018
April
06,
2018
| 10:15 PM America/Chicago
Today’s students have greater demands than ever before, with homework and a greater emphasis on scoring high on standardized tests like the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Parents can help by making sure that children pla...
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2016
June
03,
2016
| 06:17 PM America/Chicago
Joshlynn Wilson fights her disease for one simple, but most incredible, reason – Zoey, her 2-year-old daughter. In August of 2013, Joshlynn was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, occurring mainly in childhood and adolescenc...
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2015
May
05,
2015
| 05:12 PM America/Chicago
There are four letter words every parent dreads hearing. The most horrifying of them all… L I C E! Even typing the word makes me itch. When I drop the “L bomb” parents literally shrink in horror from their kids. And the kids…. their reactions range f...
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April
10,
2015
| 05:03 PM America/Chicago
Tornado season is upon us with all the anxiety and fear it brings. Each year we see the horrible devastation that hits our friends and neighbors in this area. It's easy to give in to those fears. How can we protect our children? How can we save our h...
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April
09,
2015
| 04:32 PM America/Chicago
Prom is a rite of passage for many teens, but it can also result in a situation where your son or daughter might feel pressure to do more than dance.“Prom, graduation and end-of-the-school-year parties are exciting times for teens,” said Lisa Elliott...
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2014
November
20,
2014
| 07:06 PM America/Chicago
Do you wish that mom at the park would parent her child so you don’t have to?Oh, there she is, over there checking out Facebook.Are you nervous every time her kid climbs up the ladder he might fall down and injure himself?She’s still playing Candy Cr...
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September
26,
2014
| 09:38 PM America/Chicago
Parenting is tricky stuff. Just look at the enormous collection of materials in the "Parenting and Family" section at your local bookstore or online. Blended families face additional challenges (they even have their own section of shelves). How can t...
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August
19,
2014
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
My son’s first day of school is coming up … as in his first day of kindergarten. He did two days a week of preschool. which more or less I took without a hitch, but this somehow seems infinitely more epic and life changing. Some children and parents ...
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April
01,
2014
| 09:27 PM America/Chicago
Because of the icy road conditions lately, you’ve probably kept your family indoors recently to make sure they were safe. But if you aren’t careful this winter, you risk new dangers inside your home.Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ bec...
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2013
August
22,
2013
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Exciting news about childhood obesity hit the headlines at the beginning of this month. After decades of continued rise in the number of obese children, a decline in childhood obesity was reported.I, and I’m sure many others who care for children, we...
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2012
March
02,
2012
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
I began this series by describing precocious puberty followed by a post on its causes. This is the final article in this series and will explain diagnosis through discussion and diagnostic testing, treatment of precocious puberty and how to help your...
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