In 2016, the United States recorded approximately 676,000 cases of child maltreatment and an estimated 1,750 child deaths due to abuse and neglect. Looking at the issue from a national standpoint, it’s easy to feel removed. However, the alarming number of cases of physical and sexual abuse documented each year is a stark reminder that … Continue reading How to spot the signs of child abuse and neglect
School will soon be in session and for parents, that means you’ll once again be faced with that dreaded daily task: packing your child’s lunch. Like most parents, you want to do a good job, which means creating a nutritious, well-balanced meal that your child will actually eat. But it can be hard to know … Continue reading What to pack in your child’s lunchbox
Remember your favorite stuffed animal as a kid? Like most children, you were probably inseparable. Children have a special bond with their stuffed animals. They become best friends, take them on adventures, sleep with them every night — and now, they even bring them to the hospital for surgery. That’s right, stuffed animals get sick … Continue reading Ted D. Bear, the doctor will see you now
When it comes to your children, you always want the best for them in every way—from success to health. But sometimes, things don’t always go as planned. Between getting them ready for school to working on homework, attention spans for active little ones can be short. So when should you start to worry that their … Continue reading ADHD in Children: Are You Looking for the Right Signs?
Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day, a day to recognize the impact that a death can bring to a child’s life. It is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and support the grieving children in our communities and in our personal lives. Adults often have misconceptions about children’s grief. Because children continue to play and … Continue reading Helping children cope with grief
I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that her sister-in-law’s son was having some problems and she asked me if I had any ideas. After further questioning, it seemed we had a sensory integration issue–this is a term we use that refers to the way the nervous system … Continue reading Sensory Integration Dysfunction: Tips for Helping Your Sensitive Preschooler