It’s a historical event and everyone wants to see it. On August 21, many Americans will be able to observe a full or partial eclipse. A solar eclipse is when the moon covers any part of our view of the sun. But is watching the eclipse safe for kids? “On a normal sunny day, our eyes naturally […]
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.
It can be tough to be different, especially during the middle school years. So think of the trials and tribulations a child with a facial deformity faces during adolescence. The award-wining book “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio explores this issue from the perspective of a 10-year-old boy with a severe craniofacial disorder as well as […]
Monitoring homework can be a challenge. How do you strike the right balance when it comes to helping or prodding your child to successfully complete homework? Sarah Groves, a mental health therapist with the Executive Functioning Skills Building Program at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some guidance. If your child is stuck on a homework problem […]
Sedating children is sometimes necessary in order to perform dental work – even for something as simple as filling a cavity. Preschool-age children with cavities, and older kids with fear and anxiety often require sedation before a dentist can go to work. The type of sedation a child might need depends on several factors, such […]
In the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center at Akron Children’s Hospital, two Lindsays – Dr. Katrina Lindsay and Lindsay Akers – help kids with disabilities so they can achieve their potential in the classroom. Dr. Lindsay is a licensed pediatric school psychologist, and Lindsay Akers is a licensed school psychologist. The “two Lindsays” work in the School […]
Akron Children’s Hospital dietitian Lindsay Bailey explains what you should know about artificially sweetened beverages. We know consuming a lot of sugar-sweetened soda can lead to obesity and related health problems. Is diet soda OK? It’s all about context. Kids can safely enjoy a range of sweeteners and artificial sweeteners within a nutritionally balanced eating […]