Parents Connect: Raising Happier, Healthier Kids

August 2017

Parenting in a Social Media World

By: Anais Grullon on August 29, 2017

Vlogger, local mom and business owner Annie Grullon discusses the pressures of social media on parents and children for Parents Connect. 
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Play Dates. It's Complicated.

By: Cristina Edmunds on August 23, 2017

Going on one’s first playdate almost feels like a right of passage. You dream of your child meeting their new best friend, and imagine them growing up together side by side. You’re hopeful to find a new best friend yourself, a new mom who understands what you’re going through, and start planning future dates for lunch, coffee, shopping, mommy and me classes, and maybe even double dates with your spouses before you’ve even really met. It will be perfect! But what if it’s nothing like that? What if you have absolutely nothing in common except the fact that you’ve birthed a child recently? What if you have completely different approaches in parenting? What if your child is developmentally delayed and their kid is running in circles around yours?
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Living in the Now

By: Maeghan Garcia on August 16, 2017

Earlier tonight, I was snuggled up behind Mason as I lay with him in his new car bed waiting for him to fall asleep. He was facing away from me and my arms were wrapped tightly around his delicious little body. Somehow my hand inadvertently ended up perfectly wedged between the mattress and his chest, and I could feel every beat of his tiny heart on my fingertips. I usually leave shortly after I'm sure he has dozed off into dream land. But tonight, I lingered for a while longer.
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Welcome!

By: Jennifer Caminas on August 14, 2017

Welcome to Parents Connect, the official blog of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, written by parents for parents.
Parents Connect is a space where families can share their experiences and inspire hope as we aim to raise happier, healthier children. Contributing bloggers include parents and medical experts who together serve as a voice for families everywhere. We invite you to join our online community and connect with us on the parenting journey. 
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From the Newsdesk

Be Part of the Safety Team for your Child
Nicklaus Children's joins hospitals across the nation in highlighting Patient Safety Awareness Week. Be a part of the safety team for your child. Parents are the most critical part of a child's caregiving team.
Could Your Teen Athlete Have a Deadly Heart Condition?
Every three days, sudden cardiac death (SCD) takes the life of a young U.S. athlete, such as a girl playing soccer, a boy at basketball practice or a high school football player. An EKG screening is a simple heart test that takes only a few minutes, and can mean the difference between life and death.

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