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4 things to know about helmet safety

“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

Meningitis vaccine for teens

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

Parenting feelings

Being aware of our feelings when we’re interacting with our kids is an important part of parenting. When we’re self-aware, it gives us a more accurate understanding of our child’s feelings and separates the feeling from the person. Look at feelings as comfortable and uncomfortable. In this video I have some tips on how to manage … continue reading

Parenting Part 1: Why parent?

Parenting is an everyday challenge. We all need to stop and reflect sometimes about our parenting style, what’s working and what isn’t, and how we can improve our interactions. This is the first of a series of videos that offer some important ideas to think about as you work to raise a child that is happy, healthy, confident, … continue reading

6 ways to help kids manage wetting

Control constipation. There is a direct link between bladder and bowel function. The bowels must be emptied every day. Almost all kids who wet themselves are constipated. Empty the bladder every few hours during the day. Kids need to empty their bladder before it feels full. Prompting by an adult, or a vibrating “potty time” … continue reading

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