Why sleep deprivation can affect your child’s performance in school

The new school year is upon us, and children are forced to go back to their regular school sleep schedules. This may mean that they’re getting less sleep than in the summer months, and for many parents, sleep deprivation is a real concern. Sleep deprivation affects every aspect of the child’s life, from friends and … Continue reading Why sleep deprivation can affect your child’s performance in school

What a Relief! Chronic Pain Sufferers, Take Heart.

Chronic pain sufferers, take heart. Advances in pain management may offer the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. “Chronic pain,” which is a pain that lasts more than six months, not only affects everyday living but also everything from mood to relationships to job performance and affects an estimated 116 million Americans every day. “Chronic pain can … Continue reading What a Relief! Chronic Pain Sufferers, Take Heart.

Talking to children about cancer: Is my child responding normally?

Seventh and final article in a series on how to talk to your children about cancer. We can’t truly say that there is one ‘normal’ way for a child to respond to the stress of having a sick parent — because each child has an individual personality, each may respond differently. As a parent, keep these … Continue reading Talking to children about cancer: Is my child responding normally?