Should you get a pet

Adding a pet to your family can be beneficial in a number of ways. On the one hand, pets can be a lot of work. On the other, children can learn and grow from interactions with pets. Before bringing in a pet, be sure your child is ready for theContinue Reading

About those vaccinations

Every year children are exposed to any number of diseases and illnesses. You may have heard of a child catching chickenpox or whooping cough, but you may not even remember smallpox, a disease that caused scarring and blindness. That’s because there have been no cases of smallpox since 1977. OverContinue Reading

Making the Connection

Babies are special and unique. More than just tiny humans, they have the power to melt hearts while keeping you up all night long. One of the first things parents notice, after counting fingers and toes, is their eyes. Looking intently (gazing) into your baby’s eyes is a significant partContinue Reading

Practicing Patience

It seems everyone is in a hurry these days. We expect things to happen quickly and have the best outcome possible in every situation. It has become very difficult to practice patience. Patience is the ability to accept or tolerate delays or extra necessary effort without getting annoyed or upset.Continue Reading

Overcoming Shyness

All of us feel shy at one time or another. Children, especially, seem to have bouts of shyness when around new people or new surroundings. Actually, a child who is shy feels anxious in new situations. They might feel like they are “on show” especially when parents ask them toContinue Reading

Children and Secondhand Smoke

Over the years, smoking has gone from an accepted past time to a habit that should be avoided. Medical professionals have learned more about the dangers of smoking on the human body. They have also shared the effects of secondhand smoke on the smallest humans: children. There are two typesContinue Reading

Too Sick for School?

When it’s cold outside, children seem to get sick easily.  And when winter arrives, illnesses spread like a wildfire!  The key to keeping your child well is good healthcare and making sure they aren’t exposed to the germs that cause illness.  Your child’s school is one place where a lotContinue Reading

Seeing Clearly

Children are always learning. Even before they start school. They learn in many ways but the most important part of learning is what they see. A child must see well to learn colors, numbers and reading. They must be able to see what a teacher writes on the board andContinue Reading

Caring for your child's teeth

Most people don’t realize that taking care of your teeth can do more than just improve your smile.  When you have healthy teeth and gums you’re more confident and your overall health improves. Having good teeth for life starts before your first tooth comes in. In fact, you can giveContinue Reading

A child with her doctor

Whether you’re new to the area or you just found that your child’s doctor is retiring, it’s not easy to find a new doctor.  As a parent you want to make sure  your child receives the best care but how do you know which doctor to choose? Children are usuallyContinue Reading