In the year of COVID-19 there have probably been many explanations surrounding the germs around the kitchen tables in our country. Why do we have to wash our hands so much? Why do we have to wear a mask? Why can’t we go to school or play sports? Unfortunately our kids will continue to ask many of these questions. If you haven’t had the discussion yet, or you fell short of answers, here are some tips for how to help your child understand germs and illnesses.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Remember the “terrible twos” and the frustrations that came with that period? If this is your first experience with a child going through puberty, get ready for the “terrible tweens.”
Most of us have seen a child in a grocery store throwing a temper tantrum or being downright obnoxious and unruly. Do we immediately blame the parents for allowing this to continue, or do we have sympathy for their situation?
The first thing to remember about your child’s potty training is that they are a child, and YOU are the adult, the parent, the older and wiser one. If you have ever observed another parent trying to unsuccessfully train their child to go to the potty, it might have been hard to tell who’s who.