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Focus on Being a Dad Hero!
June 2017 | Issue No. 148
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It should not surprise us that a dad's health affects his family's health. Paternal depression has significant negative impacts on moms' and kids' mental health. Doctors are now recognizing that post-partum depression affects dads, too, and they are beginning to screen for it. On the positive side, dads who maintain a healthy weight can lead their children to healthy weights, as well.
 
Learn more here, and remember that childhood looks better when dad is in it!
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By: Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP
617_funny_photo_post.jpgHere are five questions all parents should ask themselves before sharing anything online about their children:
  1. Why are you sharing it?
  2. Would you want someone to share it about you?
  3. Could your child be embarrassed by it, now or in the future?
  4. Is there anyone in the universe who shouldn't see this about your child, now or at any point in the future?
  5. Is this something you want to be part of your child's digital footprint?
617_gun_child.jpgDid you know 1 OUT OF 3 HOMES with children have guns—MANY left unlocked or unloaded. Just talking to your child about the dangers of firearms is not enough. Children are naturally curious. If a gun is accessible in someone's home, there is a good chance a child will find it and play with it. Countless tragedies have occurred when kids found guns that parents thought were well hidden or safely stored. Parents need to ask. Asking saves kids.
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