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Posted by: Kelly Pack, LISW-S on Dec 10, 2019


Part of the hard work of being a parent is being supportive. Children watch and absorb what we do and how we act. So here are a few ways to help parents be the strong and steadfast foundation that children need.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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