Posts Categorized: Children

Routines: Good for you and your children

It seems that we are all in a big hurry these days and life is often chaotic when you have young children in the home. Having routines is really important for young children’s health and development. Routines have been shown to be positively associated with social-emotional and cognitive development and school readiness and negatively associated…
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Facts about enterovirus

Across the country, an increasing number of children are being hospitalized for respiratory illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that health care providers consider testing for enterovirus D68 in young children with severe respiratory illness. According to the CDC’s website, not everyone who gets enterovirus will get sick, but children and…
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Take control during tantrums

We have all seen this: a toddler wants something; he doesn’t get it. Suddenly there is an ear-piercing series of shrieks, and a kicking, screaming crying toddler is on the floor at your feet. What is a parent to do? A tantrum is a throwback to early infancy, when the infant would communicate a need…
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Diminish back pain from backpacks with these strategies

School is in session. Between homework, that extra pair of shoes for athletic practice and school supplies, have you seen your child’s backpack grow a little more each day? According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., more than 79 million students in the U.S. carry backpacks. Students whose bags are not properly packed or…
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It’s true – you can be allergic to your iPad

An iPad can do lots of useful things, from giving directions to turning off the lights to helping children learn. Doctors recently discovered one more thing it can do, though this one not so useful: It can give you a rash. A variety of personal electronic devices, including cellphones and laptops, contain nickel, a metal…
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