Nutrition part 2: Creating a healthy lifestyle for the whole family

Even if only one person in the family has a unhealthy weight it is helpful for the whole family to develop healthy habits. Singling out one child for a restrictive diet can seem like a punishment to that child. Everyone can benefit from healthy habits. Children learn from watching their parents. If they see a …

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Motivating patients to change

Meeting patients where they are to motivate change – Motivational interviewing Often as part of a well-child check with a teenager we discuss risky behaviors such as unsafe sex or drug or alcohol use. It is important to discuss these topics in a way that helps the teen make healthy choices without being preachy. It’s …

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