The best features of a family schedule

Updated as of Mar 2024 Fostering Family Unity: The Impact of a Thoughtfully Planned Family Schedule In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining a well-organized family schedule is crucial for ensuring that everyone’s commitments and activities are properly orchestrated. A thoughtfully created family schedule not only helps in avoiding conflicts but also promotes more quality family time…

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The 5 Best Family Rituals

Among these five family rituals, is your favorite one on the list? Is your favorite family ritual the family dinner, trips to the grocery store, bedtime routines, family movie night, or family meetings? As parents we try to structure our family time together to provide love and connection. There are certain family rituals that are…

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Feeling worthwhile in the NICU

A Typical NICU patient I love to think about this one baby boy patient of mine. It was such a feeling worthwhile. He was born into my care nineteen years ago. His mother came into L&D with premature rupture of membranes, without any fever. She was given antibiotics and steroids to mature the baby’s lungs….

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Gun Violence in Children

Gun violence is now the number one cause of death in children Currently, the number one cause of death in children & teens ages 1-19 is gun violence and injury. Motor vehicle accidents used to be the primary cause of death, but not anymore.   Researchers found that firearm-related deaths overall increased 14% between 2019…

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Any plan to have long term marriage stability?

Our marriage predicament: My husband and I have been going through a rough patch, and it made me wonder about the emotional stability of our marriage. There was an attic fire in our home last November. It began in the chimney shaft upstairs and spread to the attic, sending smoke and soot throughout the whole…

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Suicide Prevention in Teens Begins with Parental Awareness

Risk factors for teen & young adult suicide. Suicide prevention begins with parental awareness of risk factors in your teen or young adult. By knowing these risk factors, parents can recognize if their child or teen needs extra supervision, support, & more chances to talk: Deliberate but non-suicidal self-harm, such as cutting – puts kids…

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The disappointment of having a child with dyslexia

Having a child who is different A mom with a child diagnosed with dyslexia. Some mothers experience disappointment when they have a child who is different. My third child was the easiest baby ever. She slept through the night at two weeks of age and breastfed eagerly until she turned one. Laura was a chubby,…

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How much stress at work can you take?

Stressful work in the NICU I loved my work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) because there was always some excitement, plenty of intellectual challenges, and various procedures to perform. Some days working in NICU, however, I felt like a fireman running around putting out fires – one baby deteriorating here, another baby needing…

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4 Studies Reveal High Rates of Burnout in Healthcare Workers

Burnout among all physicians Burnout in healthcare workers. Forty-seven percent of physicians  feeling burned out last year. This is up from a rate of 42 percent in 2020. Published in January 21, 2022 in Medscape’s 2021 “Physician Burnout & Depression Report“. Medscape surveyed 13,069 physicians in 29 specialties from June 29 to Sept. 26, 2021,…

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