Child Development and Behavior

Susan B. Anthony once said this.  “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I › Continue Reading

Kids are jumping for joy because summertime is almost here. While your son or daughter is likely counting down to the last day of school now, it won’t be long before he or she is complaining of boredom later. If your child › Continue Reading

Resiliency. It’s a word that’s spoken about frequently with psychologists working with youth – and with good reason. Adversity is an inevitable part of the human experience. Whether due to potentially life-changing situations (e.g., having a major illness, experiencing loss, › Continue Reading

The past nine months have been a whirlwind. They have been both the most rewarding and challenging months of my life. Madeline, my daughter who was introduced in a blog post back in November, has taught me so many things › Continue Reading

David Cheung walks onto the inpatient unit in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) just before 11 on a Monday morning, carrying a bag filled with school supplies marked “Braxton.” He finds Braxton’s room, peaks through the blinds to › Continue Reading

Pediatricians dole out plenty of parenting advice every day. But what happens when a doctor becomes a parent herself? Denise Warrick, MD, a pediatrician in our Division of General and Community Pediatrics, has been learning to take her own advice › Continue Reading

Now that school is back in session and students have had a chance to settle in, a lot of parents share the same worries over their child’s progress. Perhaps these sound familiar: How well is my child getting along with his/her › Continue Reading

Country music is like medicine to my 9-year-old son. Sometimes when he’s having a bad day or if he’s been bullied, he’ll come home and listen to the music on his tablet all afternoon just to feel better. Connor was › Continue Reading

Parents of school-age children who have behavioral difficulties in school often wonder: “Does my child have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?” Determining if a child has one (or both) of the conditions is important › Continue Reading

My daughter, Jordan, is 18 years old and will be attending a post-secondary program in the fall. While this might sound like a typical path some students take, it is an achievement I wasn’t sure she would be able to › Continue Reading

We planned our family vacation like most parents do. We scheduled days off work, booked flights, made reservations, bought amusement park tickets, and packed our bags. Unlike most parents, we also planned two practices with the help of CVG Airport, › Continue Reading

All kids deserve great childhoods and all #greatchildhoods begin with great parenting. While no method of parenting is perfect, taking a positive and loving approach from birth is a step in the right direction. Positive parenting helps foster the healthy › Continue Reading

If your child or teen has been struggling with depression, you may be understandably worried. I mention “child” because it is not uncommon for a child to be depressed. While it does not happen as often in children as it › Continue Reading

When the topic of child abuse and neglect makes headlines, it’s usually for all the wrong reasons. That is until April each year when the national conversation surrounding this topic turns to something more positive – prevention. April is reserved › Continue Reading

I am no stranger to public meltdowns. My toddler and preschooler are highly energetic, independent and let’s face it – a little wild. They’re qualities that I love and will certainly serve them well later in life. But sometimes those qualities can put › Continue Reading

Sleepovers and overnight camps are wonderful childhood memories. However, some children are reluctant to participate because of the fear that they may wet the bed. Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is a common childhood disorder. If your child wets the bed, reassure › Continue Reading

As an early childhood educator and mother of two other children, I knew my son, Henry, had at least one developmental delay by age 6 months. He cried and he laughed, but he did not babble. There were no “goo-goos” › Continue Reading

“Simba one to Harambe Village, we’re on our way!” says the driver of our safari jeep as we head over the dilapidated looking bridge. My wife and I grab our children, we know the drill. This is our 30th time › Continue Reading

Aside from the obvious signs like the weather changing, I always know it’s spring time by the number of conversations I have with patients about bugs, insects and creepy crawlies. A fear of the creepy crawlies – and fear in general – › Continue Reading

It was spring of 2013, and it started out like any other second Thursday of the month. The Patient and Family Advisory Council gathered to discuss the usual things, like ways to ensure and enhance the best experience for patients › Continue Reading

A new study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center shows that teens with asthma experience significantly fewer problems when receiving a “bundle of tools” for treatment.  Part of the “bundle” includes self-management support, such as using diaries and journals, writing › Continue Reading

What do you do when you first hear your child swear? It can be quite shocking to hear, and you’ll probably wonder where they learned the language, whether or not they understand what they said, and what to do about › Continue Reading

Our pin of the week is a “Squishy Bag” from the bloggers at Play At Home Mom LLC. Children can practice pre-writing skills, letters, numbers, shapes, etc. In addition, it offers a great therapeutic/calming effect and can be used simply as a sensory activity. We › Continue Reading

Most people are looking forward to the food, family gatherings and gift giving that comes along with the holiday season. Dr. William Hansen, a psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, reminds parents that this is also the time of › Continue Reading

Horses Spur Healing

Last school year, Jacob Souders was a 12-year-old sixth-grader whose mother didn’t know how to keep him under control. He was always getting in trouble, acting out and trying to beat people up. He was diagnosed with a mental health › Continue Reading