How to prepare your sensory sensitive child for action-packed movies

Some children can’t get enough of the loud sounds and flashing lights that come with seeing a blockbuster action movie at the theater. But there is a subset of children who are very sensitive to loud noises and a lot of stimuli. Whether these children have specific diagnoses like autism, Asperger’s, or a sensory processing … Continue reading How to prepare your sensory sensitive child for action-packed movies

How should you talk to your kids about the Paris attacks?

Many parents struggle with what to tell their children about mass tragedies like the recent horrific attacks on Paris. These events can be difficult for adults to process, let alone children and teens with less life experience to draw on. Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, an opportunity to recognize the impact that death and … Continue reading How should you talk to your kids about the Paris attacks?

Back-to-school transportation safety: How safe is your child’s daily commute?

With the upcoming school season right around the corner, parents have back-to-school shopping, packing lunches and breaking out backpacks top of mind. But one thing that might not be high on the radar in the whirlwind of preparations is safe school transportation. Whether you plan on driving your kids, walking with them, having them ride the bus, or allowing … Continue reading Back-to-school transportation safety: How safe is your child’s daily commute?

Cutting the umbilical cord? Not so fast, says new research

Throughout history, our ancestors understood the nutrient-rich nature of the umbilical cord and of leaving babies attached to it minutes beyond birth. Some mammals, such as chimpanzees, leave the cord attached for days after delivery, while others slowly chew it off. Now, a new study from Baylor Research Institute shows the science behind those animal … Continue reading Cutting the umbilical cord? Not so fast, says new research

Texas hospitals required to educate new parents on dangers of hot cars

It’s nice to be a step ahead, especially when lives of infants and children could be impacted. Beginning September 1, 2015 Texas will require hospitals to provide discharge education materials for parents of newborns warning about the dangers of heatstroke to children left unattended in motor vehicles. Baylor Scott & White Health – Irving began … Continue reading Texas hospitals required to educate new parents on dangers of hot cars