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July 2010 Blog Posts (4)

What do you do...When Kids Want to Buy, Buy, Buy ?

If you're the parent of a preteen, you've likely heard this line many times: "I have to have it because everyone else does." The "it" can be anything from designer jeans to a video game.

Why do children want to be like everyone else? They're going through a transition from child to adult, says Vivian Seltzer, Ph.D., a University of Pennsylvania psychology professor. "They need external verification that they're part of a group. Material items are visible and help them feel…

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Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on July 22, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Don’t Let Ear Infections Hamper Summer Fun

The summer months bring seasonal activities that children enjoy such as swimming in the ocean and the pool. While these activities are great exercise and a fun way to enjoy the weather, parents should know how to protect their children against otitis externa, also called swimmer's…

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Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on July 15, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

Day Care Centers in Ocean County

Does anyone have any good suggestions for a good daycare in Ocean County? My daughter is 21 mos and I will need to put her in daycare now, I was thinking of putting her at the daycare @ OMC. Any experiences or suggestions??

Thanks so much.

Added by Nicole Baccanini on July 12, 2010 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Important to Choose the Right Doctor when Preparing to Have a Baby

Major life decisions deserve thorough research and evaluation, and selecting the right obstetrician as you start a family is no different. If you’re getting ready to become pregnant or suspect that you might be pregnant, you should make sure you choose a doctor that you are comfortable with for the long journey ahead.



Your obstetrician will be by your side for the next nine months, so take the time to meet with and select the person you think will be best for the job. Talk to friends… Continue

Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on July 2, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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