When enjoying a summer day with your baby or taking her for a walk in the stroller, it’s important to protect her delicate skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. “The outer layer of babies’ skin is much thinner than the skin of older children and adults and there’s a greater surface area,” said Dr. […]
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.
From reckless driving to binge drinking, teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior. That’s because the frontal lobe of their brains, which controls impulses, reasoning and decision-making, is not fully developed until the mid-20s. During the teen years, the brain is much more powerful than in adulthood because it has many more synapses […]
There’s no mistaking a toddler’s temper tantrum. Desperate to get what he wants, he whines, cries, screams, kicks, rolls around on the floor, stomps his feet or holds his breath. While it’s tempting to just give in to make it stop – especially if the tantrum occurs in public – pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt says […]
Summer vacation may be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean your child should get a break from household chores. “Chores not only help children becoming self-sufficient adults, they also teach them how to be accountable, how to be part of a team and to understand that the family does not exist for their benefit […]
Despite its name, ringworm is actually a highly-contagious fungal infection that can lead to round, very itchy spots on the skin. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Emma Raizman, a pediatrician at the Medina office of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, offers tips to identify and treat this persistent condition.
Who doesn’t look forward to summer vacations? If you’re flying with children who have diabetes, all it takes is a bit of advance planning for a fun, worry-free trip. Here are our top 10 tips for managing diabetes while flying. 1. Allow plenty of time. Depending on how congested the airport is, arrive 2 to […]