Options for Kids Fitness in Columbus, GA

Kids need enough exercise to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. Exercise helps support a healthy heart, builds and maintains bone mass and muscles and keeps weight under control. Fitness activities can also help improve self-esteem and reduce stress. According to the American Association of Pediatrics, kids 3- 5 years old need to be physically active at least three  […]

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How to Reduce Sibling Rivalry

Conflicts between siblings are a normal part of family life, especially during summer break when more time is spent together. However, the recent need to spend more than the usual amount of time together quarantining may cause the tensions between siblings to build to an unusual intensity this summer. Here are a few tips to […]

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No Drama For Ya Momma!

Learning how to navigate the social world starts early for kids. In elementary school, social groups start forming, and conflicts within the groups often lead to ‘friend drama.’ It is tempting to step in and take action to resolve the issue quickly. However, trying to resolve the issue for your child could actually make the […]

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HIGHLIGHT ON: Lane’s Southern Orchards

Lane Southern Orchards, located about an hour and a half from Columbus in Fort Valley, GA, offers families an opportunity to have fun outdoors and enjoy delicious fresh produce. The farm includes 11,000 acres of peach orchards and pecan groves along with a six-acre strawberry patch and is the largest grower of peaches and pecans […]

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Rewild Your Child

This past year, we have all experienced an increase in screen time, either in virtual classrooms, virtual meetings, and virtual family visits while also experiencing a decrease in time spent outdoors. Even before the year 2020, there had been a decline in the amount of time that children spent outdoors. However, you can “rewild” your child […]

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Silencing the Sass

It is dinner time and you ask your child to help set the table. She responds “No, I don’t want to right now!” and she walks away. If sassy responses such as these are becoming more common, it is time to employ a few techniques that reduce backtalk while also teaching your child how to […]

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Local Clinical Trail for Pediatric Eczema

Does your child suffer from pediatric eczema?  At least one in 10 children have eczema (atopic dermatitis). Eczema can cause unbearable itching that can interfere with the quality of life and make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Local research company IACT Health is conducting a drug trial to help innovate new therapies […]

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Is My Kid A Bully?

Getting a phone call from your child’s school notifying you that your child has been bullying other students is a distressing experience. Many kids act completely different at home than they do at school and their parents may have no idea that their child has been bullying others. Bullying can take many forms. Physical bullying […]

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