As Georgette Constantinou sees it, the best way to help your kids overcome letdowns and failures is to be a role model of perseverance and problem solving − a nurturer and supporter, but not a fixer. Dr. Constantinou, a pediatric psychologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, believes the key to raising emotionally healthy children is teaching […]
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.
New guidelines reducing the number of vaccine doses needed to prevent cervical and other cancers will make it easier for more teens and adolescents to complete the immunization series. And that ultimately will save lives, said Dr. Crystal Cole, an adolescent medicine physician at Akron Children’s Hospital. A three-dose schedule of the HPV (human papillomavirus) […]
As you pick up a soccer shoe in the hallway and place the homework folder in your child’s backpack for the 100th time, you wonder why she can’t just put things back where they belong. According to Sarah Groves, a mental health therapist at Akron Children’s Hospital, the organization parents long for their children to […]
For many women, their sweet tooth goes into overdrive the minute they see that plus sign on the test stick. But, too much sugar can lead to unnecessary weight gain and leave little room for nutritious foods. Instead, try this recipe for chocolate-avocado pudding. It promises to satisfy your sugar cravings without the negative effects. […]
In today’s digital age, the pitter-patter of little feet has a whole new meaning. Parents nowadays often create their children’s first digital footprints. It’s estimated about one-third of babies make their debut on social media within their first 24 hours of life, and 92 percent of 2 year olds in this country have an online […]
Are you on password overload? A new feature in MyChart, called MyChartCentral, might be just what the doctor ordered. MyChartCentral now offers families a central access point to their MyChart accounts, using a single username and password. After linking their MyChart accounts, parents can easily navigate from one account to another, regardless of the health […]