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August 2015 • #106
A Note from the Medical Editor
Now that kids are back in school, many families are busier than ever. But, even 10 minutes a day without distractions to talk can make a big difference in forming good communication habits with your child.  So…
  • Turn off the TV.
  • Put down the cell phone.
  • Give your undivided attention to your child.
You’ll be amazed at the many benefits of taking this precious time with your child.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
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