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“Disciplining your children is NOT easy! The most challenging part of parenting is understanding your child’s developmental stages—and then figuring out the most loving, consistent, and developmentally-appropriate way to discipline them without crossing the line into physical punishment. It’s my role as a pediatric professional to help parents along this journey, so that both children...

Taking a break from technology is not only a healthy goal—it’s a necessity for children. But parents and caregivers also benefit by modeling the behavior they want their children to embrace. Learning to “tune out”—and doing so regularly—can be tough. But the cost is minimal. And the potential rewards are truly priceless....

Unfortunately, nearly a third of American children begin Kindergarten without the skills they need to read—and nearly two-thirds aren’t reading proficiently when they complete third grade. Because third-grade reading proficiency is the most common predictor of both high school success and future rates of incarceration, it’s in everyone’s interest for children to become active readers...