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I thought I was prepared for my daughter's first period. We did everything the experts tell you to do; we attended Girlology classes, had practical conversations about what to expect, and spent way too much time and money in Target sorting through what we thought were the best products to ha…

It's National Junk Food Day (July 21), and this is one holiday that we suggest you don't celebrate! Junk food is defined as food that contains high fats, sugars, salt and calories. There is little to no nutritional value, and unfortunately, we, as parents, have all been through the struggle …

It seems like the minute you tell people you're pregnant you're bombarded with advice from every angle, both solicited and not. But the part of pregnancy that most people don’t ever talk about is the fourth trimester. We know what you’re probably thinking—isn’t pregnancy only three trimesters?!

As the temperatures rise one potential danger children and adults alike contend with is dehydration. Today has been designated as National Hydration Day to bring awareness to this common, yet serious, risk to overall health.

After a great week last week celebrating our teachers, we can’t forget the important role that school nurses play in the education and safety of our children. Especially during this public health crisis, school nurses were the leaders in ensuring that schools were running safe and that stude…

As we still find ourselves in the middle of a public health crisis, one local health agency finds itself in a crisis all its own. That health agency is The Blood Connection, and they have been in dire need of blood donors throughout this pandemic.

Do you struggle with what to pack in your child’s school lunch? You are certainly not alone! Luckily, this year, tri-county public schools offer free lunch to students, but maybe you want to mix it up sometimes and maybe your children do too. On those days, you don’t have to fill their lunch…

As parents, we witness our children getting more than their fair share of bumps on the head. Perhaps it’s when they forgot their bike helmet or while playing catch in the yard. Perhaps wrestling on the couch wasn’t such a great idea when both kids crash onto the hardwood floors head-first. O…

Local artist Arun Drummond was born and raised in the Upstate, but he always felt the pull of the Lowcountry and knew his blood must run with the waters along the coast. He moved here 20 years ago knowing his ancestors, enslaved Africans, had passed through Charleston on their way to the Upstate.

There is no milestone in a mother’s life that is more important and memorable than that moment when her baby is placed on her chest and she’s able to finally look into his eyes, hear her voice and count those perfect tiny toes and fingers. For most women, the person handing that baby over is…

Dealing with ADHD as a parent can be frustrating, especially if you’re not sure what’s going on with your child. But there are a number of effective treatments that can go a long way toward managing the issue. For parents worried that their child might have ADHD, we spoke to Dr. B.G. Quesenb…

For hundreds of years, schools have been organized roughly the same way, with children of one age grouped together in a room to be taught by a teacher with expertise in educating using classroom tools, building relationships with students and developing grade-level curricula.

Flu season peaks starting during the holiday season so it's best to get vaccinated before you're around family and friends. According to experts, this is expected to be a particularly bad upcoming flu season and if you're pregnant, you're at a greater risk of getting sick due to decreased immunity.

Matt Hansen’s daughter competes as a high-level gymnast, having fallen in love with the sport after she first learned how to tumble. She skips birthday parties because she’d rather be at practice, showing levels of athletic dedication and aptitude many parents hope to see in their own childr…