Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Info Parents Need
On February 4, 2021, a congressional report provided details of testing that showed concerning levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic in many baby food products.
Stomach Pain In Kids: When To Worry
Tummy aches are a common complaint in kids of all ages. Sometimes it’s minor: perhaps your child just needs to go to the bathroom. But other times stomach pain can
“Adulting” With Your Teen: How To Teach Important Life Skills
Cooking, cleaning and laundry may just feel like chores to you. But they are essential life skills that are necessary for your teen to learn so they eventually can live
Electronic Scooter Safety
For the past few years electric scooters have been a common sight on city sidewalks and increasingly in suburban neighborhoods as more kids use them to get from place to place. But are they safe?
Top Tips for Successful Telehealth Visits
These days, you can do just about anything from the comfort of your own home, and that includes a visit with a healthcare provider. Telehealth appointments offer convenience for parents and kids alike. But before you hop into a video visit, we’ve got some tips to make your telehealth visit go smoothly.
Defeating Period Problems in Girls with Disabilities
Young girls usually get their first period between ages 10 and 15. This age range is typically the same for teens and tweens with mental and/or physical disabilities. And while
Teens: Is COVID Stressing You Out? Here’s Help
So, COVID-19 sucks, right? If you’ve noticed that you’ve felt anxious, fearful, worried or stressed more than normal…well, you’re not alone. Our entire world has changed because of COVID-19. It’s
Is Your Teen Stressed Because of COVID? Here’s Help
Teens have had a lot to deal with this year, from challenges of remote or blended learning to COVID-19 restrictions that have likely put a damper on their social life.
How to Treat and Prevent Diaper Rash
Diaper rash isn’t fun for parents or babies. Fortunately, you can treat most cases of it at home and it often clears up quickly. About 1 in every 4 babies
Home for the Holidays? Maybe Not During COVID-19
COVID-19 numbers are increasing at record numbers in much of the country and my fear is the infection rate will only get worse if people do not take proper precautions this holiday season.
Halloween During COVID-19: Advice from the Expert
As you’re thinking through your comfort level and making plans for Halloween, here are some of the most common question I’m getting and my answers.
Talking With Kids About Mental Illness
An estimated one in five adults in the United States is diagnosed with a mental illness. And nearly half of all teens have a mental disorder.* That means chances are
All About Periods
It might not excite you to talk about periods, but they’re important to discuss. If you’re reading this, you likely have a child or know someone special in your life
What To Do When Encountering Racism with Children
Conversations about racism can be difficult. Confronting racism when we encounter it can be even more challenging. These tips and guidance for parents will help them be prepared to stand up if needed and help kids process what has happened.
Tips for Choosing Masks for Kids
As a parent, you might be wondering what to look for in a mask, where to look for it, and how the different masks compare.
How to Talk to Kids About Racism
It is never too early to start talking about racial diversity and racism with kids. Although the conversation may look different depending on a child’s age and unique family make-up, the important thing is that the conversation be honest, meaningful, and ongoing.
COVID-19: What We Know About Antibody Tests
As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, many families are wondering if they’ve been exposed to it or have had the disease previously. Read what we know about antibody tests and what the results may mean.
COVID-19: Tips to Help Kids Wear Face Masks
Most of the time a new behavior needs to be developed at home before kids can do it successfully outside of the home. We can help kids get used to wearing face masks with preparation, repetition, and positive experiences. Read a child psychologist's suggestions for making that happen.
COVID-19: Kids Should Wear Face Masks, Too
As more shelter-in-place orders are relaxing, the CDC recommends that all people, including children, wear face masks outside of the home when it’s not possible to maintain six feet of distance from others. It may take a few tries to find the right fit for kids. Read some guidelines for the proper fit and wear.
COVID-19: What to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Kawasaki Disease
The majority of kids who have been infected with COVID-19 have fully recovered and their symptoms tend to be more mild than what we’ve seen in adults. Unfortunately, a new illness called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, could be linked to COVID-19 and has parents very concerned.