Child Development and Behavior

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

The American Justice Department statistics show that 1 out of every 4 kids will be bullied sometime throughout their adolescence. With the consequences of bullying well-documented, this is a sobering statistic.  On the flip side, it can be equally disheartening › 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

While social media was meant to bring people together in a positive way, some social media apps have made headlines for causing harm as an outlet for cyberbullying and other user abuses. The most recent app causing concern for parents › Continue Reading

You might have seen someone using this device at a restaurant, baseball game, or even on an airplane.  E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, simulate tobacco smoking but do not contain tobacco.  E-cigarettes work by vaporizing a liquid solution.  This solution is › 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

Question: My daughter has had a hard time falling asleep and maintaining a good sleep schedule this school year. What can I do? “Sleep problems are common throughout childhood, but we tend to notice them more during transitions like back-to-school › Continue Reading

Depending on how old you are, you probably remember exactly where you were on September 11, 2001 when the first plane hit The World Trade Center in Manhattan at 8:46 a.m. ET. What is a current event for adults is › Continue Reading

Guest post by Deborah Willoughby-Grice, Nya Symone’s mom. As an educator with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, I never imagined that what comes so easy for me each day would be my biggest challenge at home. My daughter, › Continue Reading