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The Best Afterschool Activities to Encourage for the New School Year

August 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

June 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

June 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

June 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

May 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

May 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 [...]

Summer Safety: What You Need to Know About Dry Drowning

May 22nd, 2019|Pediatric Resources|

If you have never heard of dry drowning before, you’re not alone. Many parents have no idea what dry drowning is even if they’ve read up on swimming safety. In this blog, we’ll cover what dry drowning is, the symptoms in children, treatment, and prevention. What Is Dry Drowning? Dry drowning, also known as secondary drowning [...]

5 of the Most Common Teething Symptoms in Babies

May 20th, 2019|Pediatric Resources|

Because of their inability to express their specific discomfort, it can be tricky to know when your baby is experiencing teething symptoms and when there might be another issue to blame. These common teething signs, especially when experienced together, likely indicate teething pain in children from three months to three years old. 1.    Swollen, Puffy Gums [...]

How to Prevent Asthma Attacks at Home and at School

May 13th, 2019|Asthma, Pediatric Resources|

Asthma attacks can be incredibly scary, but they can also be preventable. If your childing is living with asthma, follow these tips for how to prevent asthma attacks at home and school. Preventing Asthma Attacks at Home Keep Things Clean One of the best ways to prevent asthma attacks at home is to be vigilant in [...]

How To Teach Social Skills To Children with ADHD

January 10th, 2019|ADHD & ADD|

For many children, the stigma of an ADHD diagnosis can be as challenging to face as the ADHD symptoms themselves. When you add the fact that many children with ADHD struggle to match the social skills of their peers, it’s no surprise that many kids with ADHD struggle to develop strong friendships. Here are some ADHD [...]