Why playtime is the most important part of your child’s day

Next time you take your child to the doctor, you may get an unusual prescription: playtime. Playing is more than a way for children to have fun and pass the time. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, playtime is the most powerful way for a child to learn and develop — physically, emotionally, socially … Continue reading Why playtime is the most important part of your child’s day

How to help your child shake school-related anxiety

As a parent, it can be concerning when your child starts to show signs of school-related anxiety. School is the place where they go to learn, grow and socialize — it shouldn’t be something they dread or fear. School-related anxiety can take many forms. Some children may become irritable or moody just talking about school. … Continue reading How to help your child shake school-related anxiety

For teen with hidden heart condition, annual physical a lifesaver

For 14-year-old Cain Porter, few things in life were more important than being active. From football and soccer to karate, track and cross country, he did it all — until an abnormal heartbeat during his annual physical before Boy Scout camp raised a red flag. During further stress tests, his heart began beating 50 percent … Continue reading For teen with hidden heart condition, annual physical a lifesaver

Meet Lorenzo, the new facility dog at McLane Children’s

A new four-legged friend now walks the halls and the campus of Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center — Lorenzo, the hospital’s new facility dog. Lorenzo, a two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, is the first Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) highly trained assistance dog to serve in a Texas-based children’s hospital. After extensive training and … Continue reading Meet Lorenzo, the new facility dog at McLane Children’s

How to help your child keep a healthy sleep schedule over school breaks

Any break from school is time reserved for rest and recuperation from daily school routines. However, abrupt changes in sleep habits can leave both you and your child stressed instead of refreshed, and sleep deprivation can affect your child’s school performance. For extended breaks, parents should pay careful attention to their children’s sleep patterns and … Continue reading How to help your child keep a healthy sleep schedule over school breaks