Baby proofing your home

It’s thrilling to think that a new baby will be joining your family. Babies bring so much joy and expectation for the future. Whether this is your first baby or one of many, you will want to do everything you can to make sure your little one grows up happyContinue Reading

Summer Safety

Summer is the time that all children look forward to because school is out, the sunshine is abundant and there is plenty of time to be with friends. This year, summer may look a bit different with social distancing and masks but it can still be fun. These health andContinue Reading

Sibling Rivalry

We all want our children to be the best of friends. But that doesn’t always happen easily. And when your children don’t get along, it can be very exhausting and stressful. If you’re worried about sibling rivalry, you’re not alone. Sibling rivalry is described as jealousy, fighting, or conflicts betweenContinue Reading

Coping with Change

We know that children do well with routines. There’s the morning routine, then off to school or daycare. After school, there is another routine that could include homework, chores, or playing. Then it’s dinner and bedtime rituals. These help children settle in because they know what’s expected. But what happensContinue Reading

Time_out

Raising a child can be tough, especially when he or she is not following instructions or arguing with a sibling. Separating your child from the situation is a good solution, giving the child time to calm down and think. The key to effective use of “time out” is to makeContinue Reading

The importance of play

With the rise of electronic media, games and the internet, it’s no surprise the children are less active than ever. Children and teens spend about 7 hours per day watching television, playing electronic games and using the internet. Outside play has dropped more than 50%, it’s a cause of concernContinue Reading

Kids feel safe

The television, the internet, and social media all have the ability to shrink the world and bring everything into our homes. With the media focus on violence and tragedy, it’s especially important that parents and caregivers work to help kids feel safe. Watching the news can make kids worry, especiallyContinue Reading

How much is too much screentime

Kids seem to be getting into technology earlier than ever before.  It seems like the minute they can hold a smartphone, they are watching cartoons via YouTube and playing simple games.  And the television, a long time source of entertainment for youngsters, is even more addicting with the ability toContinue Reading

Well Child Visits

From the day your child is born until they reach the age of 18, pediatricians want to monitor their growth and development.  These doctors appointments are called “well-child” visits.  Regular visits with your child’s doctor not only helps keep your child healthy,  they also help develop a level of trustContinue Reading