How I Became an Advocate for My Child’s Rare Condition
My child has a condition called MFDM that affects only about 200 people in the entire world. When he was diagnosed with such a rare condition, we felt incredibly alone. I needed to connect with other families who would understand.
What To Do When Your Child IS The Bully
It can be disheartening to hear that your child is being a bully. It's important to focus on stopping the negative behavior and opening the lines of communication. Read Dr. Adams' guidelines for talking to your child about his or her behavior.
How to Determine if Thumb-sucking is a Problem
Parents often wonder if their kids' thumb-sucking is a big deal. Dr. Thikkurissy explains that it can lead to an interior open bite, but we first need to understand the 5 aspects of thumb-sucking to determine if it will become problematic.
6 Steps Parents Can Take to Keep Kids’ Hearts Healthy
Heart health is important for adults AND kids alike. There is some research to suggest that heart disease can start in childhood – and perhaps even in utero during pregnancy. Here are important preventive steps parents can take to keep their kids’ hearts healthy:
Somatic Symptoms in Children: The 5 Ws Explained
Somatic symptoms can be scary and frustrating for children and parents alike. A psychologist explains the 5 Ws: who, what, where, when and why.
Workshops offer ways to tackle parenting’s toughest issues
A program hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus aims to give answers to some of the toughest issues facing parents. Cincinnati Children’s Ages & Stages program is a monthly event
Increase in Seasonal Illness: Wait Times May Be Longer
Seasonal illness has increased in the community and as a result, our wait times may be longer.
Parents may be in a fog when children come home from hospital
A brief summary of and link to a story on Reuters.com about how parents transition with their children from the hospital to their home.
Calming Kids Fears About Terrorism
A brief summary of and link to a Fox19 article about tips for talking to kids about terrorist attacks.
Holiday Travel Medical Checklist
Use our holiday travel medical checklist to make things easier on yourself in case someone in your family needs medical attention while you’re away.
Cincinnati Children’s No. 3 in 2015-2016 Rankings
U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were released today for 2015-2016, and Cincinnati Children’s has been named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country
Life’s A Picnic (But Keep These Things In Mind When There)
My kids love picnics. There’s something exciting about being in the fresh air and enjoying a meal in the great outdoors. The usual foods my family eats every day seem
Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Support Graduated Driver’s License Legislation for Teens
Michael Gittelman, Wendy Pomerantz and Richard A. Falcone are physicians in Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center. They have published an editorial for Cincinnati.com citing sobering teen driving statistics in order to
Less Sleep for Little Kids Linked to More Belly Fat Later On
Researchers in Boston studied sleep deprivation in children and its potential correlation with more belly fat later in life, and they found that getting less-than-recommended amounts of sleep was associated
Ultrasounds Could Replace Radiography in Detecting Pneumonia in Children
A recent study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has found that chest ultrasounds could be as accurate in detecting pneumonia in children as chest x-rays. This means children in resource-limited areas
Upcycle Easter Eggs | Pin of the Week
If your family celebrated Easter this past weekend, I’m guessing you might have some plastic egg halves lingering around your home – I know I have plenty at my house!
Child Eye Experts Considering Effects of Technology on Eye Development
The effects of electronic devices on child eye development are continuously being studied. Dr. Walker Motley, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, notes that children who spend
10 Creative Ways to Organize Toys | Pin of the Week
I have to admit, having kids threw me for a loop. Well, I guess they threw me for more than one loop, but relative to the organization of my house,
Textured Yarn Hearts | Pin of the Week
Valentine’s Day creeps up on me every year. I think I’m just so thankful to get through the November-to-January holiday season that I’m in complete denial another holiday is about