Growing up can be hard work and it is sometimes tough on your body. Growing pains are commonly seen in preschool and school-aged kids, and affect about 10 to 40 percent of children. Many people consider these pains to be no big deal — just a part of growing up, right? But how do you … Continue reading Are my child’s growing pains normal?
As the health and wellness industry grows, more products, apps, supplements and diets continue to emerge for adults. But recently, these dieting tools have taken on a newer niche market — children. While some of these nutrition devices and digital innovations can help empower a balanced lifestyle (something I’m all in favor of, as a … Continue reading Parents, beware: How diet culture is harming our kids
For many children, the thought of going to school brings excitement. But for some, it brings fears, worries and anxiety. Mental health is the foundation of life, especially for growing children who experience incredible growth and development in their child and teen years. But children are often unable to fully understand or express their feelings. … Continue reading Recognizing mental health problems in children and teens
At your child’s next checkup, the doctor may ask you this question: how much screen time is your child getting? You may wonder why we care — how is screen time a health issue? Let’s elaborate. Screen time refers to the amount of time spent in front of an electronic screen. Screens are everywhere. Phones, … Continue reading How to set healthy screen time limits
It’s hard to believe, but back-to-school season has arrived once again. Families are rushing to soak up those final moments of vacation, but it’s important for parents to consider what needs to be done before that first school bell rings — and that includes making sure your child is healthy and ready for the new … Continue reading Is your child ready for the new school year?
Today’s highly structured lifestyle, with two working parents, tight schedules and busy school agendas, often makes family time a leisure activity of the past. However, what a child wants most – what a child needs – is family time with no goal in mind except to build positive memories and have fun. Kids learn best … Continue reading Children Learn Best Through Play