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National Mentoring Month: Building Confidence for Craniofacial Patients

Adolescence is a tough path for anyone, but for someone with the added complication of a craniofacial difference, it can be a minefield. Many people find solace in their hobbies, their family, their friends, and if they are lucky, a mentor. The relationship between mentor and mentee is a unique and special one, and for some children and teens, having a mentor can make all the difference in the world. As #NationalMentoringMonth comes to a close, read our latest blog featuring myFaceStar Kyle and his mentor Brian Kriftcher, of the organization the Stamford Peace Youth Foundation.

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The Dos and Don’ts Of Nutrition And Mealtime With Small Children

Establishing healthy eating habits and proper nutrition in your children is essential from a very young age, as these will impact their overall health and relationship with food for their entire lives. A well-balanced diet is vital for your child to develop both physically and cognitively, and what you teach your children about healthy eating habits can affect their body image in the future.

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9 Ways To Boost Your Child’s Self-esteem

Every year, thousands of the children born with facial difference. Living with a craniofacial difference may create pressures and challenges that can affect one’s self-esteem. Here’s how you should know about these challenges so you can help empower your child to thrive in school. Be prepared for transitions. Visit your

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Zen and the Art of Cleft Discovery Part 2

In my last piece, I wrote about the different feelings that we experience as parents after finding out our child will be born with a cleft. I mentioned that doing research and coming up with a plan was a crucial part of getting to that place where you can be

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Zen and the Art of Cleft Discovery Part I

By: Shawn Sadjatumwadee Jan 10, 2014. This same date exactly a year ago, I barely had any idea what a cleft lip was and certainly didn’t know what a cleft palate was. We had just found out my wife, Tene, was pregnant with our second child, and started the long

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Elijah: A Memoir

My husband Nate and I feel like we are the luckiest parents in the world. A year ago, we found out that a birthmother had picked us to be the parents of a sweet little boy. We had just over three weeks to prepare for Elijah’s birth and to learn

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Navigation Tools for Back-to-School

Since I started last year as Director of Family Programs at myFace and as a former patient myself, I have had parents reach out to me expressing concern for their child entering school for the first time. How will they handle the stares, the teasing, and the bullying? Will they

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Hakuna Matata: Elijah and the Evans Family

Have you ever looked back and thought, “Wow, my life looks so different than it did this time last year!”? That’s us…the Evans Family. My husband Nate and I were trying to finish up our homestudy for domestic adoption this time last year. Fast forward to September, and we were

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