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Screen Addiction

Screen Addiction

Your child’s body and brain become overstimulated from too much screen time which triggers high inner stress. Your child’s nervous system goes on edge. And inflammation builds up in your child’s body and brain. The stress hormones will cause your child to be irritable, tearful, depressed, or rageful; have temper tantrums or meltdowns; fight with siblings or friends; and be defensive or reactive.

PETS & Artificial Turf

PETS & Artificial Turf

We got so many questions about how artificial turf is for your furry family members. We have two terriers ourselves and they were a huge reason we got turf so we thought we’d ask the experts at Pave-N-Turf why turf is so great for those with pets!

4 Natural Strategies to help children with Anxiety

4 Natural Strategies to help children with Anxiety

Anxiety is a widespread problem among children and adolescents at Whole Child Texas. More than 20% of visits to a pediatrician’s office are due to behavior issues, and many of these patients have anxiety. More than 1/3 of adolescents have anxiety, and children as young as 6 years or even younger can experience feelings of anxiety. Childhood should be a time of happiness and laughter. Unfortunately, we live in a world where even young children experience incapacitating fears that rob them of joy and playfulness. Anxiety disorder is not just being a little bit nervous on the first day of school. It is extreme fear and constant worries even about minor life challenges.

Ledge Loungers

Ledge Loungers

Summer is officially in full swing, and our newest partner, Ledge Lounger, wants to make sure your family has tons of fun this year!  Their products are all about making the most of your outdoor space, from stylish and classic outdoor furniture to in-pool seating, slides and more. All are meant to withstand heavy wear and tear from families (from teens to toddlers!) and are made in the USA. We asked Melanie Bell, a Mom and Brand Strategist for Ledge Lounger, to share what else separates the brand from others in the industry:

When should kids get braces?

When should kids get braces?

The most important thing to keep in mind is every child is different! They go through growth spurts at different ages. So there’s not one “right” chronological age for orthodontic treatment. Generally speaking, kids start losing baby teeth between the ages of 6-8, but all their back baby teeth stay in until around age 12-13! Most kids start to get their adult teeth in the front, between the ages of 7, 8, and 9, which gives Drs. Rubin and Sentelle have an opportunity to start assessing what “Mother Nature” is doing. This time frame gives an important snapshot of what your child’s future might look like in regards to braces and orthodontics.

Summer Reading: Kinder thru 3rd Grade

Summer Reading: Kinder thru 3rd Grade

While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the outdoors, visit new places, and spend extra time with family and friends, it is also a critical time for children to maintain and build upon literacy skills.To help get your children excited about reading over the summer, I’ve put together a list of books for children entering kindergarten through third grade with tons of kid appeal. I’ve included a wide range of formats, reading levels, and genres of books, so there is a little something for everyone.

Pave-N-Turf

Pave-N-Turf

When you contract with Pave-N-Turf, you are getting the professionalism & expertise of 20+ years in the outdoor & landscaping industry, with specialist focus on synthetic grasses for 6+ years. Their owner & founder is an American Army Airborne Veteran who holds strongly to the qualities of dependability, integrity and attention to detail that were learned during his service to his country.

Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts

Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts

The Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts has a proven track record of offering quality music, art and musical theatre lessons and classes, year round. Their full time mission is teaching success, self-confidence and leadership through music and the performing arts! They have amazing opportunities for many yearly performances at each level of study. Learn what YOU enjoy!

You Can Heal Your Child’s Anxiety

You Can Heal Your Child’s Anxiety

The condition we call ‘Anxiety’ has now reached epidemic proportions amongst adults and children. The statistics are staggering. Yet there is no blood test for this. We cannot see it on a scan. So, what exactly is it? What anxiety really is, and why millions suffer from it, continues to be misunderstood and incorrectly handled by too many practitioners and parents, and I believe that it is because of this, that we have a raging epidemic of anxiety today. First, it’s important to be aware that anxiety is a symptom not a disease or disorder. So, if anxiety is a symptom, we need to know the answer to the question: What is the source of this symptom, because when we identify and treat the source of the anxiety, the anxiety will go away.

The Sticky Situation with Chewing Gum!

The Sticky Situation with Chewing Gum!

Gum is something that my oldest daughter is always asking for when she sees other kids chewing it so I wanted to see what the experts Dr. Sentelle & Dr. Rubin thought about gum chewing! Deciding on whether or not chewing gum is good or bad for kids leaves parents and doctors in a sticky situation! With hundreds of chewing gum products on the market, the bottom line is that sugar isn’t good for your teeth. However, that doesn’t mean that ALL gum is bad! There are some pros and cons of chewing gum and how it can affect your oral health.

Summer Rashes

Summer Rashes

Summertime is finally here and that means it is time to let the kids spend all day outside playing and having fun! For some children though, summertime and being outside in the heat or playing outside or in the woods can be synonymous with rashes! But, thanks to Dr Olteanu’s tips you can determine what kind of rash it is and how to best treat it!

Father’s Day Books

Father’s Day Books

Finding that perfect gift for Father’s Day can be tricky, but you can’t go wrong with a heartwarming picture book showcasing that special bond between dads and children. There is no better present than a story sure to result in extra cuddles, so I’ve put together a list of books that both kids and dads will love reading on Father’s Day and all year long! 

Meet the Female Entrepreneurs behind Flow Water

Meet the Female Entrepreneurs behind Flow Water

Anyone else feel like staying hydrated is a constant battle? Especially as we head into summer, increasing your water intake is so crucial to your health. But if you’re not great about drinking water (hello, coffee and wine!) you should definitely try our newest obsession—Flow Alkaline Spring Water. Launched in 2015 by Tammy Eckenswiller and her husband Nicholas Reichenbach, this game-changing H20 takes hydration to the next level.

What’s the best toothbrush for kids?

What’s the best toothbrush for kids?

Whether you’re getting an electric or manual toothbrush, look for one that has a small, kid-sized head. The size and shape of the toothbrush should fit in your child’s mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily. Make sure you get the ‘soft’ bristles so they won’t hurt the gums. Never get ‘medium’ or ‘hard’ bristles because that can cause more damage than good … that includes moms and dads too, not just kids! Replace the toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles are frayed. Worn toothbrushes won’t clean teeth properly!

What does Pediatric Integrative Medicine mean?

What does Pediatric Integrative Medicine mean?

Pediatric Integrative medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between pediatrician and patient, focusing on the whole person. It is also informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Meet Mandy Lane with Lane Home Design!

Meet Mandy Lane with Lane Home Design!

We are thrilled to have you all meet Mandy Lane, she is basically a sister from another mister and we are so excited to share her Interior Design business, Lane Home Design. We could not recommend her services more, if you are looking for someone with amazing style and precision she is your girl! Learn a little bit more about Mandy below:

The Parenting Way that Heals

The Parenting Way that Heals

Dr. Gluckman holds a degree in Clinical Psychology. Her PhD thesis, The Whole Brain Approach to Education, shows the benefits of using both sides of the brain in communicating, teaching and learning.  Dr. Sandy’s ‘whole child’ approach is based on her unique blend of studies in Functional Medicine, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychology. Dr. Sandy’s unique integrated approach treats all aspects of the child’s health – spirit, body and brain.

Fingerprints Christian Preschool

Fingerprints Christian Preschool

We are thrilled to be a part of getting the word out about one of the ‘best kept secret’ Christian Preschools in Frisco – Finger Prints Preschool! Their Mission is to create a learning environment for your child that is both stimulating and rewarding. They encourage the social, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and creative well being of each child. They recognize the values and beliefs that are important to a family, and work at reinforcing the positive lessons taught at home in a fun, preschool setting. 

How to teach your kids good dental care!

How to teach your kids good dental care!

At Frisco Kid’s Dentistry, prevention is our top priority! To help spread the word about the importance of good dental health, Drs. Rubin and Sentelle frequently speak to preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade children in the Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Dallas areas. Since 2005, each February they invite the “Tooth Fairy” to join them in talking to children about dental health and good nutrition. 

Whole Child Texas

Whole Child Texas

We are honored to introduce you all to Dr. Alina Olteanu, the founder of Whole Child Texas, a pediatric integrative, holistic, and functional medicine practice; as well as natural treatments for Autism, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema, Constipation, Headaches, and other chronic childhood conditions.in Frisco, Texas.

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