There are simply no substitutes that rival the invaluable health benefits of breast milk, which explains why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends feeding babies breast milk exclusively for the first six months, and as long as possible.

It's been said that we should limit our kids' technology time, but when it comes to your family's health, there's an app for that.

There’s no ignoring it. The topic is everywhere. Our country is engaged in a national debate about gun control, and in many cases, whether or not we should arm our teachers.

Now that the buildup to 2013 has come and gone, and everyone has had ample time to contemplate and commit to a New Year’s resolution, let’s look past the hype and consider what really makes for a long-lasting, even family-friendly, resolution.

There’s no doubt about it – we live in an age where our children’s days (and nights!) are dominated by technology. The level of their daily media “consumption” is justifiably a top concern for parents, teachers and pediatricians.

I recently got around to watching a recorded episode of American Idol. I was struck by the fact that the episode was impressively reminiscent of the opening scenes from the movie Contagion. For anyone who hasn’t seen the movie, suffice it to say that the storyline is focused on the ensuing d…

I sometimes cringe when I see the power that putting Disney princesses on pink and purple toothbrushes wields in encouraging girls to brush their teeth.

As you are probably well aware, my focus long has been on kids, parenting and families. In the books I write and at my childcare center, this often translates into helping parents understand, educate and guide children towards happier, healthier futures.

I was recently asked by a concerned parent, “When is a kid’s cough something you should worry about?” In most instances, this should be discussed directly with one’s own pediatrician. There are, however, several general cough concepts I can share with you that hopefully will help you gain a …

I admit it – I do well with resolutions. I truly believe that people tend to accomplish more when they set goals. I love to rise to a challenge. And I find that setting a formal (and preferably public) goal definitely has a way of bringing out our competitive nature.

Recent advice from the country’s largest advocacy group for children leaves me concerned that what I’m about to write is going to be met with poor reception. Following extensive review of more than 50 research studies, the American Academy of Pediatrics released its October 2011 Policy State…

Whether you’re a Nebraska parent or the First Lady of the United States, you probably are aware that childhood obesity is a growing problem that should be at the top of our collective parenting priority lists.

When livewellnebraska.com’s bloggers decided they wanted to come together to blog on different aspects of one health issue for a week, it wasn’t hard to pick the issue.

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