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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

Meningitis vaccine for teens

teen meningitis

Your Health: Teen meningitis vaccine recommended By Mary Beth Dickson, Reporter, Weekend Anchor KULR-8 News BILLINGS – If you have a teenager, the CDC is recommending a vaccine booster shot for teen meningitis. Dr. Michelle Pierson, Department Chair of Pediatrics at Billings Clinic recommends a vaccine for every 16-year-old.  “This meningitis is also common in babies, … 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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