Posts Categorized: Children

Pretty biracial teenage girl is smiling and looking at the camera. She is sad or depressed and is sitting outside a public high school. Student is wearing a backpack and classmates are sitting behind her.

Tips for school anxiety

The new school year has started. Although a new year is often an exciting time for families, school can be very stressful for both parents and children. Here are some tips to help. Coping strategies for children who experience school anxiety (test, social, refusal): 1. Parents should show excitement and interest while being supportive and…
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Father is sending his sad daughter to school for first time and trying to relax her

How to calm first day of school nerves

Many parents and children dread the first day of school with jitters about separation from each other. Children are nervous about being away from their parents, in a new surrounding, having to make new friends, and about being around many new people including teachers and other children, many of whom are also uneasy about their…
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Little boy having eye exam.

August is children’s eye health and safety month

Most parents do not realize that pediatricians start evaluating children’s eyes very shortly after birth to determine if the eyes and vision are developing properly. An important visual milestone is at 3 months of age, when it is expected that your child will be able to follow a target. Children continue to be evaluated by…
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Girls playing soccer

Girls and soccer: the need to play it safe

Millions of us have watched captivated by the dominance of the U.S. Women in the World Cup. Along with quickly realizing why they are the best in the world, some of us also noticed soccer can be a very physical game with aggressive play. The injuries extend well beyond the legs. There are the headers,…
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Tips for a safe fireworks season

As families in Kentucky and Indiana get ready for a special Fourth of July celebrating our nation’s birthday, UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists highlights the importance for everyone to practice proper fireworks safety. Ocular injuries related to fireworks can often be devastating. A fireworks blast can rupture the globe, cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions,…
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