Strategies for Raising Great Kids

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Being a parent is not only the most challenging job, it is also the most rewarding. We want you to be a great parent and offer the following strategies for you to raise healthy and happy children.

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Visit the Dr. Mom Squad blog to join in the conversation with our experts! You will hear from four local women who have two big things in common; they are all doctors and they are all moms! Hear what they have to say on the latest kids health issues and learn tips on how you can help keep your kids stay healthy and safe!


  • Hand washing Know how to best clean your hands to prevent the cold and flu!
  • Sleep Make sure your child is getting enough sleep.
  • Green cleaning Do you know how to reduce allergy and asthma triggers by cleaning green?
  • Heat related illness Make sure your young athlete avoids the dangers of heat!

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