The worst souvenir for your child’s spring break

I’m just going to say it: An STD is a terrible souvenir to take home from spring break. If you’re the parent of a teen who’s planning a trip with friends out of the Augusta area, out of the state or even out of the country, amid all the packing and planning, definitely carve out … Read more The worst souvenir for your child’s spring break

How to talk about poison

“It is estimated that more than 150,000 men, women and children are poisoned each year in Georgia,” according to the Georgia Poison Center. And “Over 50% of calls [in South Carolina] involve exposures in pediatric patients below 6 years of age,” the Palmetto Poison Center stated. “Toxin is whatever can make you wiped out in the event that … Read more How to talk about poison

The most important thing you’ll learn as a parent

You can do it. It’s a phrase that’s commonly overused, but at no time is it more true than here. “Unexperienced parents might be apprehensive about performing baby CPR on their youngster, yet guardians can do this,” said Wayne Deas, the American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator/Manager at Augusta University Medical Center. Be that as … Read more The most important thing you’ll learn as a parent

Should my teen have weight loss surgery?

Should my teen have weight loss surgery?. It’s a question very few parents would have asked even two decades ago. But with one in every six school-age children—those ages 6 to 19—now classified as clinically obese, it’s a question more and more parents are considering: Does my teenager need weight loss surgery? Corpulence in kids … Read more Should my teen have weight loss surgery?

Dad’s corner: Raising strong women

Dad’s corner: Raising strong women. It’s often a topic of conversation—what characteristics of a woman are most important to instill in our youth. A strong woman tends to outshine. Sergio Gallardo, visual fashioner at Augusta University, and his better half Brenda have three young ladies and one kid—Tori (17), Olivia (13), Bella (11) and Tres … Read more Dad’s corner: Raising strong women