What Moms Need to Know About Picky Eaters

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Right from the start, some children are easy to feed and others are not. From struggles with breast- or bottle-feeding to reluctance to try new foods to refusing to eat anything that isn’t macaroni and cheese, some kids present feeding challenges that consume a huge amount of their parents’ time and energy. Much of this is normal and predictable – but in some children, picky eating is a problematic sign that needs attention. Digestive disorders and allergies aside (these are medical problems requiring your doctor’s evaluation and advice), here are some things moms and dads need to know about this all-too common problem.

Teaching Kids to Be Smart about Social Media

By Erik Merkley MD
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As parents, we are letting our kids jump into the deep end of social media and technology, and all too often they’re left to sink or swim. There are very real dangers associated with the technology our kids use, and as parents, we are the ones primarily responsible for teaching them the safety rules and providing electronic “life jackets.”