Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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Parents, you’re in charge!

Manske Junk Food

Did you know that half of overweight kids will become overweight adults? In your busy life, take time to take charge of healthy meal and activity choices for your family. The future health of our children is up to us. Parents should be in charge of: food in the home when and where kids go … continue reading

Summertime Safety

Pool Safety

It is starting to warm up outside and that means kids are ready to fill the sidewalks, backyards, pools, parks, and anywhere outside they can think to have fun.  With the outdoors come many safety issues.  Being a parent and pediatrician makes me a little neurotic when it comes to outdoor safety.  My kids could … continue reading

The 5210 Formula

5210 photo blog

Nope, it’s not a zip code. 5210 is a basic formula to help kids achieve and maintain a healthy weight.  This is a great guide for healthy living but is most effective if the whole family makes an effort to commit to healthy changes.  No fair pushing apples on the kids while you eat Twinkies! … continue reading

The talk, yes that talk

The talk

One of the most uncomfortable conversations we’ll have with our kids is the old “Birds and the Bees” talk.  Most parents are usually caught off guard by an inquisitive preschooler asking, “Where do babies come from?” The response involves a nervous, flushed parent carefully choosing words that include, “when two people love each other….” Most … continue reading

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