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How to Deal with Spring and Summer Allergies

2021-05-03T22:44:21+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Pediatric Resources|

As spring shifts to summer, allergy season is in full swing in Oregon. Much to the chagrin of allergy sufferers, Oregon has one of the highest pollen counts in the country. The top five worst cities for pollen count are all in Oregon, with Salem coming in as the city with the second highest average pollen [...]

How to Talk to Your Children About Stress

2021-05-03T22:45:00+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Childhood Development, Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

COVID-19 has made life stressful for everyone, including children! These unprecedented times have affected us all differently, and the same goes for our kids. They often mirror how their parents react to certain events and have certainly experienced stress during the pandemic. As we move towards a return to normalcy, it’s still important to check in [...]

How to Help Your Child Stay Active and Healthy During COVID-19

2021-05-03T22:44:44+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Diet & Exercise, Pediatric Resources|

One of the many unfortunate results of the pandemic has been the removal of healthy resources and activities from children’s lives. Whether it’s a healthy school lunch program, or the cancellation of a sports season, it is much more difficult for parents to keep their kids moving and eating right. With most schools switching to virtual [...]

The Best Afterschool Activities to Encourage for the New School Year

2019-08-12T18:09:39+00:00August 12th, 2019|Parenting|

No matter what grade your child is in, after-school activities can be beneficial for their development. Extracurricular activities can help kids get active, make new friends, learn new skills, and build confidence. Plus, after-school activities for teens look great on college applications. New Year, New Options As the new school year approaches, it’s time to start [...]

How to Prevent Kid’s Sports Injuries From Occurring

2019-06-07T15:07:26+00:00June 14th, 2019|Diet & Exercise|

While many kids play sports year-round, summer break is often filled with sports camps and summer leagues. Whether you’re trying to help a child with ADHD thrive this summer or want to keep momentum on your New Year’s Resolution to be more active, playing sports is a great way for kids to stay fit and have [...]

4 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Kids

2021-02-15T20:39:12+00:00June 7th, 2019|ADHD & ADD, Parenting|

Teaching mindfulness to kids can have many benefits—from helping them develop healthy social skills and coping mechanisms to reducing attention problems in children with ADHD. These mindfulness activities will help you take advantage of the many benefits of meditation for kids. Mindfulness Activities for Kids # 1: Superhero Stances Mindfulness doesn’t have to be boring. In [...]

Whooping Cough: What You Need to Know

2021-03-22T22:42:33+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Pediatric Resources|

Even though whooping cough can be prevented with a vaccine, it remains a large problem in the United States, both because of growing numbers of unvaccinated children and the fact that the whooping cough vaccine can wear off in the teenage years. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions about whooping cough below. What is Whooping Cough? [...]

Social Media Challenges: What Parents Need to Know

2019-05-31T15:44:13+00:00May 31st, 2019|Parenting, Safety|

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you’ve no doubt tried to have a conversation with a kid who was staring down at their phone, immersed in the world of social media. There are plenty of things you can do as a parent to protect your kids online, but it all starts with awareness. While some [...]

3 Parenting Hacks to Help You Effectively Discipline Your Kids

2019-05-28T15:17:24+00:00May 28th, 2019|Parenting|

Discipline and punishment are far different, but parents often think of them as one and the same. When your child misbehaves, it’s your responsibility as a parent to teach them why the behavior was wrong and how to make better choices going forward. The parenting book, No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm to Chaos and Nurture [...]