Marking the Milestones of Baby’s Speech Development

Marking the Milestones of Baby’s Speech Development

A baby’s first sounds are usually loud and clear and they express very effectively (although nonverbally) what they want us to know – “I’m hungry. I need to be changed. I’m afraid. I’m tired. I need to be held.” But as the weeks and months go by, babies learn to express themselves in new ways that are all a part of the development of language. Every babble, coo or first Read more »
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May 06, 2018
Are you stressing out your dog?

Are you stressing out your dog?

Ever notice that dogs and their humans start to look alike after a while? Well, it’s not just physical appearance that many dogs may come to share with their human “best friends,” but also their emotional state. When a dog owner is constantly stressed out, nervous or fearful, it can have a direct impact on their four-footed buddies and leave them suffering from anxiety as well. Or as one un-named Read more »
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May 06, 2018
How to Make Your Summer Greener

How to Make Your Summer Greener

Plant a garden or buy local produce. Growing a garden is such a fun and rewarding way to spend some time with your family. It’s the ultimate in knowing where your food is coming from and it will save you money. If you don’t have the space for a garden, plant a container garden or consider banding together with other families in the neighborhood to develop a community garden. To Read more »
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May 06, 2018
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough Why do some children excel while others fall behind? Is it really all about graded intelligence? Following conventional wisdom, too often we predict success for those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs, and discount those who are not deemed to be in the highest percentile based on how we measure intelligence. In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what Read more »
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May 05, 2018
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in the news AAP Releases New Guidelines for Children’s Use of Media
Posted Mon 11/21/2016 6:24PM

This October, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations for children’s exposure to screen time that relax some previous read more »

BCBS of MS & Habitat for Humanity Dedicate New Home
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Jackson, MS – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area dedicated its third read more »

Merit Health Central Reopens Cancer Boutique
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Merit Health Central reopened its Cancer Boutique this summer, during the week of Cancer Survivor’s Day. All items are free read more »

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