Choking is the leading cause of injuries among young children and infants. One child in the US dies from choking every five days, and 75% of deaths occur in children under three. Let’s look at common choking hazards in infants and toddlers and what parents can do to prevent it from happening.
A child with ADHD can be a “handful,” but you already know that if your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. In addition to bringing your child for therapy at PediatriCare of Northern Virginia, it’s important to complement their therapy with your actions at home. We have listed some valuable tips for how to help your child with ADHD.
Selecting a pediatrician is a very important step in every parent’s life as well as the life of their child. There can be many different factors to consider when making this decision, but there are a few in particular that should carry the most weight for you and your family.
It can be difficult to ascertain if your very young child has asthma, so it’s important to watch for symptoms, note when they occur, and report those to PediatriCare of Northern Virginia. Our offices treat asthma. An asthma attack in a young child can be quite frightening, and the immediate care for a child’s asthma attack can prevent a life threatening situation.
If you somehow didn’t know that vaping is dangerous for young kids, teens, and young adults, let’s set the record straight. Yes, vaping is very dangerous. If you’re still not convinced, or your teen isn’t, here are factual warnings and risks associated with vaping.
At no time in our history have our children been bombarded with as many distractions, fears, anxieties, and mixed messages than now. Parents can be overwhelmed with the multitude of issues that are involved with raising children like keeping them physically healthy and encouraging good learning habits. Added to those tasks, a parent must also focus on prioritizing their child’s mental health and wellness. In today’s world that can seem an insurmountable task, but it can be accomplished with the right tools.
If you find that your little one is having trouble communicating, there are many ways you can assist your child in developing better skills. You understand the importance of language, articulation, and comprehension and their value in successful interactions. As a result, you can choose to work with a professional speech pathologist, or you can try 5 speech therapy techniques at home with your child, or you can do both!
Most parents are well aware that telling children what to do and how to act is far less effective than showing them what to do and how to act. Teaching children what is a good habit early in life works best when the habit or behavior is modeled by the parents themselves.
Whether the child is 3 or 13, kids look to their parents for guidance, so consider these 8 great habits for kids to develop early in life.
As adults we find it pretty difficult to talk about weight loss with a best friend or close relative. Should you say something to encourage them to drop a few pounds, or should you say nothing? How exactly can you help, or should you even try? Now imagine this is your own child. How to help your child on the topic of weight loss is like walking a tightrope, but we have a few tips to help you keep your balance when approaching this tricky subject.
Your little one gets home from school and is scratching their head aggressively. Then you get the call that head lice is spreading…
It sounds like the beginning of a nightmare, but it’s very common! The most important part is understanding what you need to know to get through the next few weeks.