Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

Car accidents are the leading cause of death in children. And injure over 120,000 children annually. Properly used car seats reduce the chance of death by 70% in infants under one year and by 54% in toddlers age one to four. Booster seats reduce the chance for serious injury by 45% in children four to eight years and seat belt use reduces the chance for […]

Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is a common problem in children. Every child has different bowel movement patterns. Most children have one or two bowel movements a day, but some can go two or three days before having a normal bowel movement. Constipation can be painful and cause discomfort, but it is usually temporary. It most commonly occurs when waste or stool moves too slowly through the digestive track, causing the stool to become hard and […]

Ear Infections

Ear Infections

Three quarters of children will get at least one ear infection by the age of three, but it is hard for parents to spot them since ear infections may come with only a whisper of symptoms. The most common cause of ear infections is colds. Children can also have an ear infection when they get […]

Importance of Backpack Safety

Importance of Backpack Safety

Over seventy-nine million kids in the United States wear backpacks to school; but did you know that an estimated fifty-five percent of them are carrying a backpack that is too heavy.  A child’s backpack should weigh no more than ten to fifteen percent of their body weight. A backpack that is to heavy or worn incorrectly can contribute to health problems […]

What to do about Spider Bites

What to do about Spider Bites

Most spiders in the United States are not dangerous, but some can be deadly. It is hard to identify a spider bite unless you saw the spider that bit you. Sometimes you will not notice the bite until hours after it occurred. Spider bites often take longer than insect bites to heal and may affect skin tissues.   Things to look for […]

How to Manage Insect Bites

How to Manage Insect Bites

Most of us have been bitten by an insect at some point. Mosquito, fly, wasp, bee, and similar insect bites or stings are common. They usually cause a mild reaction as our bodies react to the venom or other proteins that get injected or transferred to us through their saliva. The most common insect for people to be allergic to is bees.   Redness, swelling, itching, and pain are […]

How to Manage Back to School Anxiety

For many families, back to school feels very different this fall after the abrupt transition to remote learning last spring.

For many families, back to school feels very different this fall after the abrupt transition to remote learning last spring. In addition to a feeling of excitement about seeing friends and teachers, children may also experience anxiety and fear about going back to school; anxiety about COVID-19, being behind academically, meeting new children, being in a new school, […]

Chicken Pox

boy laying in bed with chicken pox

We all know getting chickenpox is not fun and that it is highly contagious. Chicken pox is caused by the varicella – zoster virus. It is not usually severe, but the risk of hospitalization and death increases in adults and adolescents. It is spread easily through coughs, sneezes, and contact with the blisters of an […]

Helping Kids with Trauma

Helping Kids with Trauma. One of the main goals of raising children is to help them grow and thrive so they can live up to their full potential. Most parents expect that they can protect their children from danger (whether it’s man-made or natural disasters) and when they’re not able to, it can cause distress […]