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Posted by: Steven C. Matson, MD on Jun 19, 2018

There are many challenges faced by parents as their children develop; one important concern is how to raise kids to not use drugs.

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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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JUULing: What Parents Need to Know About the Latest Teen Trend

Mar 15, 2018

If you are the parent of a middle or high school student, you know there’s a new trend every month, if not more often. Recently, JUULs (pronounced like jewels) and JUULing have become all the rage. Read More

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Substance Abuse: Are You Worried Your Teen May Using?

Mar 06, 2018

You are not alone. The media is exploding with information on opioid overdoses, and the debate about the legalization of marijuana wages on. Here are a few important things to know about teen substance abuse. More teens that not have used alcohol. Read More

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4 Things to Know If You Think Your Child Has the Flu

Feb 26, 2018

Should influenza find its way to you and your family, you will be faced with the decision to seek medical care or let the virus run its course. Trust the judgement of your health care provider regarding testing and treatment. Read More

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Logan Paul and Teaching Kids About Social Media Responsibility

Jan 04, 2018

By now, you have probably heard about the video shared by YouTube star, Logan Paul, which included images of a person who died by suicide. Though the video was removed from YouTube, and Paul has publicly apologized, the fact remains that the video was viewed 6.3 million times – and no one Read More

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10 Tips to Teach Your Kids How to Combat Bullying

Dec 21, 2017

Forty-nine percent of children grades 4-12 have been bullied at least once in the past month. And 3.2 million kids have been the victim of bullying. As a parent, how can you recognize the signs and offer your child help? Read More

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Is Social Media Making Your Kid Depressed?

Nov 30, 2017

A recent study identified a correlation between the increased amount of time teens spend using electronic devices and increased symptoms of depression. The study does not prove that increased screen time causes increased symptoms of depression, but does indicate that there may be a link between the two. Read More

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10 Ways Your Kids Can Give Back During the Holidays

Nov 28, 2017

Teaching your kids about philanthropy, especially during the holidays, is a great way to encourage empathy and for them to experience what it’s like to offer support to others. Read More

Teaching Your Kids About Kindness: Don't Miss the Mark

Nov 13, 2017

Ask your kids this question – “Am I teaching you to be kind?” Parents may be surprised to hear their children may not think so. And with the current news and world landscape, kindness is more important than ever. Read More