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Pokémon GO or STOP: Age-Appropriate Safety Tips for Parents

Little boy child playing mobile games on smartphone on the street

By: Elizabeth Murray, DO, MBA, FAAP The Pokémon GO craze is attracting attention from all ages, and some parents are asking their pediatrician whether or not is OK to let their children play the game. While the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not have official guidelines on the game itself, the same rules your … continue reading

4 things to know about helmet safety

Father (20s) and son (4 years) riding bicycles.  Focus on boy.

“Oh you’re that over-protective parent.” Ok, maybe they don’t always say it, but when I bring up the importance of bike helmets the look on their face says it loud and clear. I’m a child of the 80s and my generation and those before wear it like a badge of honor that we rode in … continue reading

5 ways to take the bite out of summer

Bug Photo with Girl

The summer always brings the buzzing, biting, stinging creatures that wreak havoc on evening outings and picnics.  In Montana, the mosquito is not the state “bird” as it is in Minnesota, but they can still put a damper on any boating or camping trip.  The perfectly placed mosquito bite can create quite a localized reaction … continue reading

The 4 goals of misbehavior

Children want to feel like they belong and are accepted. Misbehavior can be a sign that a child needs attention and will do anything to get it. More about understanding your child’s behavior and the four goals of misbehavior in my final parenting Vlog:  

Teaching and Guiding vs Discipline

Teaching and guiding is about developing your child’s morals, values, rules and standards for acceptable behavior. Discipline, in the teaching and guiding sense, helps your child learn right from wrong and learn to trust. More about discipline in my Vlog here:

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