In honor of Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, we’re sharing these heart-healthy recipes that you can feel good about enjoying with your kids. They don’t even have to know they are good for them. These recipes are delicious and full of the good stuff, like honey and chocolate. What makes a recipe heart healthy? That means […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
Kindergarten isn’t what it used to be. What was once a lighthearted atmosphere for learning through play with finger painting, memory games and the Letter People is now a competitive environment made up of testing, worksheets and, yes, even homework. What’s more, kids are expected to be reading by the end of the school year. […]
(Courtesy of PBS Kids) Easy No-Bake Protein Energy Bites recipe is packed with a great balance of complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Ingredients: 1 cup oats (use gluten-free oats if needed) 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (non-oil at the top kinds) 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut 1/2 cup mini […]
It’s not always easy to watch your kids take chances. It’s not easy to let them fail or to stand by while they manage their struggles. But that’s exactly what children need to build confidence and self-esteem, said Doug Straight, a licensed professional clinical counselor in the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology at Akron […]
Ready or not, the arrival of a new baby can bring about momentous change to a family. Parents spend a lot of energy on preparations in anticipation of her arrival, from getting the room ready to washing up clothes to setting up the baby swing and other necessities. Then, once the baby arrives, much of […]
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Sumru Bilge-Johnson has seen first-hand the effects of cyberbullying, and she has a message for parents: “Get involved. You really need to know what your kids are doing online.” Dr. Bilge-Johnson found that bullying contributed to clinical depression, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts in teenage patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. […]