Safety City: Field trip destination celebrates 25 years

If you were a second-grader in Jefferson County after 1993, chances are you took a field trip to Safety City. For 25 years, nearly 150,000 second-grade students from private, public, parochial and home school programs […]

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One mom’s experience and tips on limiting screen time for kids

When my daughter was just old enough to hold a book, I was surprised to notice her “swiping” the pages with her tiny finger. At age 1, she already was familiar with operating a tablet. […]

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8 ways to help stop child abuse

No one wakes up in the morning expecting to abuse a child. It happens, but there are ways to stop child abuse. Anyone can lose their cool when frustrated with a child’s behavior, whether it’s […]

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Kentucky has highest child abuse rate in U.S.; Indiana second highest

Kentucky and Indiana children continue to suffer abuse at alarming rates. TheU.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2017”report — released in 2019 — shows Kentucky now has the highest abuse […]

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Growing a happy, healthy family

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness and YMCA of Greater Louisville host a five-week Healthy Living Workshop series designed to support families with teens in their journey toward healthy living. This workshop will focus on: It’s […]

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Top 6 tips to help you keep your child safe and healthy

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness has six tips for children and families to help prevent injuries and stay healthy throughout the year. Top 6 tips to keep your child safe and healthy Wash your hands: Washing […]

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Dental health is an important part of your child’s overall health

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month. The month focuses on raising awareness about the importance of oral health. To celebrate, here are some facts that can help families […]

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4 myths and truths about talking to your child about sex

These days children often are exposed to adult language, images and behaviors before they are developmentally prepared to handle them. As children see and hear these at a younger age, parents need to start thinking […]

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Body changes during puberty mean personal hygiene changes for boys

Preteen and teen boys go through a lot of changes during puberty: everything from growth spurts to growing hair in new places. As the body changes, boys may need to add new steps to their […]

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Scared of vaccines? Maybe you should be scared of measles instead

In January 2019, 79 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The states that have reported cases to CDC are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, […]

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Teens can learn healthy habits from parent and pediatric gynecologist

If you have tweens or teens, you’ve no doubt noticed things have changed since you were that age. Maybe you talked about puberty and sex with your parents, or maybe they left it to a […]

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Grace Kids! offers a safe haven from neighborhood crime in south Louisville

When the Rev. Corey Nelson became the pastor at Grace United Methodist Church (UMC) in South Louisville six years ago, he knew he was in for a challenge. “It was a high-crime, high-violence and high-poverty […]

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