Clowns, usually a fun staple at kids’ birthday parties and circus visits, have gained a different reputation this year – as something to be feared. Driven in large part by posts and images shared on social media, children may feel a very real threat from scary clowns. While in most cases the threats have turned […]
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.
When you’re expecting, it’s fairly clear what you can and cannot eat or drink, but when it comes to breastfeeding, many moms have their fair share of questions. Should I avoid the same foods I did while pregnant? Can I have an occasional drink? Should I eat more than normal? Whether you’re a new mom […]
The vaccines you receive before and during pregnancy not only safeguard your health, but also the health of your growing fetus. In fact, your immunity is your baby’s first line of defense against infections. It’s best to be vaccinated before your pregnancy when possible, but some immunizations can be given during pregnancy. These include the […]
For a shy child, everyday situations like going to school, talking to peers in class or attending social events can cause even greater apprehension and nervousness than might be expected. “Contrary to what many believe, shy kids are not antisocial,” said Dr. Georgette Constantinou, administrative director of pediatric psychiatry and psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital. […]
Fall sports are in full swing, and for many kids, playing sports is not only a lot of fun, but it also helps them relieve stress, develop lasting friendships and stay in shape. So when you get sidelined due to an injury, it’s no surprise you’re eager to get back out there. Take these 5 […]
When your child has diabetes, you’re used to watching for symptoms of unmanaged blood sugar. But there’s another set of symptoms you should be on the lookout for – especially as your child becomes a teen. These signs are indicative of another “D word:” depression. Research studies indicate that adults with diabetes have nearly twice […]