Tasheena Purdue knows the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. She’s a hospice caregiver in Canton and a mom to 5. She’s been diligent to provide “kangaroo care” for her children especially with her newborn son, Nehemiah, who is a patient our neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn, with […]
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.
As summer memories fade and your kids settle into their back-to-school routines, it’s important to include flu vaccinations on your family’s to-do list. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for high-risk patients including young children and kids with chronic conditions such as asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 178 flu-related […]
Being pregnant is an exciting, amazing thing, and you want nothing more than the best for this growing life inside of you. Most of us understand a healthy lifestyle is important to ensure a healthy pregnancy, but it also takes regularly scheduled appointments with excellent prenatal care. That’s why the first of many decisions you’ll […]
Returning to school each fall is a time of both excitement and nervousness for parents and students. For parents who have a child with special needs, this time of year can bring increased anxiety and stress. We worry about all the same things most parents worry about like how will my child do in school? […]
What to do with a picky eater? Are vitamins and supplements necessary? Is organic food worth the extra cost? What does it mean to label foods as “Go,” “Slow” and “Whoa” foods – hint, think of a traffic light. Akron Children’s Hospital Dietitian Danielle Dimengo recently sat down with aParently Speaking podcast host (and mom) […]
Even with the best of intentions, many parents may have let their kids’ sleep habits slide, especially in the waxing days of summer. With the start of school right around the corner, they’re likely asking themselves, “How do I get my kids back into a sleep schedule?” First, start with your own sleep schedule, advises […]