The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is part of a family of viruses that cause illnesses like the common cold. Almost everyone gets a virus at some point. And most of the time you’ll recover easily.  This virus is different because it’s new and we don’t know what causes theRead More →

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 concernRead More →

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, especiallyRead More →

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 toRead More →

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 trustRead More →

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 theRead More →

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. OverRead More →

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 partRead More →

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.Read More →