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When Efforts to Help Your Child May Actually Hurt

Has your child ever approached you for comfort, but your efforts to calm escalated the distress? When this occurs, you are probably displaying a near enemy of what you actu­ally want to portray. Near enemies look like the emotion we are attempting to foster but make the situation worse instead. The near enemy of kindness […]

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Emotionally Healthy Parents Do These Things

One of the greatest tragedies in our society is that we do not require more educa­tion for marriage or parenting. Two of the hardest jobs anyone will ever have are being a spouse and/or a parent. Both roles are full of challenges and rewards. Doing these jobs well requires a great deal of emotional health. […]

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Constipation

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Children’s Medical Group Many children have problems with constipation. It’s a fairly common complaint in the office. Let’s start with the basics: Not every child has a bowel movement daily, and that’s alright. The main thing that we are looking for is that your […]

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Great Apps for Kids with Special Needs

Like any other kids, kids with special needs are diverse, and many educational apps can help them with their specific needs. Here are some of the best ones, and they’re all free. So if you’re a parent or caregiver of children with special needs, check them out, and then download the ones that are the […]

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The Mental Health Consequences of Device Removal

We talk about the mental health concerns of too much device use quite often, as so much research has been done in this area. A quick Google search can lead you down a rabbit hole of overwhelming information that points to the dangers of too much device time. However, I want to take a look […]

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A Creative Discipline Approach for Kids with Special Needs

Finding healthy, effective approaches to gaining children’s cooperation, and improving their behavior isn’t always easy. The tried and true methods often turn out to be true but temporary at best, especially for children with behavior problems stemming from attention deficit disorder or other behavior disorders. One approach that works well is a token system. With […]

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Helping Your Child Feel Safe

Sometimes we can see the facts of a situation and recognize what is true, but still not feel that it is true. For example, I often have dreams about a snake biting me. When this happens, I have to look through the sheets and covers to fully accept the truth that there is no snake. […]

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From the Publisher– September 2022

Recently, my daughter told me about some new fitness classes she was trying. She had her agenda and was trying to figure out which classes would fit in and where. With such a busy schedule, it can be hard to stay motivated to go on days that may already be a little full. Looking through […]

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Student Spotlights September 2022

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across the Greater Mobile.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Mobile Bay Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements! First Day of School at Council Traditional It's our favorite season of the year here at [...]
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How to Motivates Kids for Back to School

The long summer days of sunshine, pooltime, travel, and enjoying a leisurely schedule are coming to a close as a new school year quickly approaches. Some kids enjoy all of the excitement and promise of a new school year but others may find the thought of waking up early, completing nightly homework, and the stress […]

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