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Kids and Exercise – the importance and when to start

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

The problem: For many years health professionals, nutritionists, primary care providers, and government agencies have focused on the obesity trends of adults. Their focus has ranged from primary prevention, which is aimed at inhibiting the development of the disease, to early recognition of the disease and the development of the traditional healthcare model and philosophy.…

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Channeling your child’s energy: Ideas for parents to foster attention and executive functioning skills at home

By comstlco-admin | Nov 30, 2016

By Lisa Harker  St. Louis Children’s Hospital MomDocs  http://childrensmd.org/ If only I had half the energy that my kiddos have, a quarter of their creativity, and a tenth of their spirit. I would be so much more productive at work and at home. I may even finish those baby books. But instead, all too often…

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Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom

By Admin | Jul 11, 2016

Written by: Kathleen Berchelmann, M.D.   When a laboring mom arrives at the hospital with a birth plan, nurses often roll their eyes and smirk, especially if it is a check-off-the-boxes and fill-in-the-blanks birth plan off a web site.  Why?  Because 80-90% of moms on the unit where I work arrive with a plan for natural…

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Why the Baby Kid Expo?

By comstlco-admin | Mar 9, 2016

Parenting isn’t easy, but luckily you’re not alone.  Every stage brings new challenges, joys, and needs. This year you might need advice on how to get your baby to sleep through the night and be looking to buy the cutest cozy socks for your little one.  As the year’s progress, you’ll want information on preschools…

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Importance of Early Childhood Education

By Admin | Jan 9, 2019

The years from birth to age 5 are special years in children’s lives. During this time, they begin to express their personalities, which can be adorable, hilarious and even embarrassing at times (as nearly every parent or caregiver can attest). These years are also a crucial time for cognitive, emotional and social development. Early childhood…

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The Child Center

By Admin | Dec 4, 2018

We are proud to announce The Child Center as our sponsored charity for our 2019 St. Charles event. The Child Center, Inc. is a Nationally Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center serving children and families in 14 counties in Northeast Missouri.  The mission is to respond to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce the…

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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful | A Rewarding Lesson

By Admin | Nov 13, 2018

The holiday season is here! They are the seasons of joy and feel good memories, but also the seasons of occasional embarrassment by ungrateful child moments. Through the years my children have had a few of those. At times, they get greedy with a focus on toys, toys and more toys. They have exhibited less-than-graceful…

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Keeping concussions in mind

By Admin | Oct 24, 2018

In the midst of football season, concussions become a popular topic. However, concussions can result from many other incidents than just tackles. By knowing more about causes, symptoms and care for concussions, you can better prevent a brain injury.   What causes a concussion? A concussion can be caused by several things. The most well-known…

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Hometown Heroes

By Admin | Sep 25, 2018

  (September 25, 2018) St. Charles, MO… While it’s not unusual to see a summer lemonade stand on the tree-lined streets of St. Charles, it is unusual for all of the proceeds to be donated to help other children. That’s exactly what Castlio fifth grader Caroline Woodland did after she saw a need in her…

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Primrose Experience®: Building the Right Foundation for Future Learning and Life

By Admin | Jul 20, 2018

Choosing the right early education and care experience for your child is one of the most important decisions parents make. You want a provider who will keep your child safe, healthy and nurtured — but you likely want more than that. Total peace of mind comes from knowing you have a trusted partner who is…

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Together, We Can Make the St. Louis Region Smoke Free!

By Admin | Jul 10, 2018

For kids and babies, a smoke-free environment is key to a healthy start in life.  Unfortunately, our region still lacks strong smoke free indoor air laws to protect people from the toxic, cancer-causing chemicals in secondhand smoke. Our families, neighbors, and friends deserve better. No one should have to choose between their health and their…

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Teaching Kids to be Mindful

By Admin | Jun 18, 2018

When you hear the term “mindfulness” – what comes to mind? Have you heard this term before? Have you wondered what it means, how it can be helpful, or how to go about teaching mindfulness to your kid? What is mindfulness? One definition is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present…

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Join us May 12, 2018

By Admin | Apr 26, 2018

Bring the Family to the 2018 Baby Kid Expo! The 12th Annual Baby Kid Expo will take place Saturday, May 12th, at the St. Charles Convention Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. What can you see and do at the Baby Kid Expo? Our presenting sponsors, Children’s at Progress West, invite you to come…

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