With poses named shavasana, halasana and chaturanga, yoga may seem mysterious to those who have never practiced. In this Children’s Channel video, Beatrica Kovacova, a physical therapy assistant at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares her thoughts on how this ancient Indian discipline can benefit budding yogis of all ages.
Eating disorders are more common than you’d think. In fact 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives. The Eating Disorder Program at Akron Children’s Hospital is growing to meet the needs of these families according to the Medical Director of Adolescent Medicine Dr. Stephen Sondike in a recent […]
“It’s basically like looking at a foreign word.” That’s how one person described what it’s like to read with dyslexia, in a recent National Public Radio report about the often-misunderstood learning disorder. Dyslexia is a common problem, neurological in nature, and its effect is much broader than many people realize. “People think of dyslexia as […]
Some parents fear that teaching kids about sex will encourage early sexual activity. But the opposite is true, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children who are best informed about sexuality are the most likely to postpone intercourse. So talk early and often, the AAP says. Talking about sex is not easy for parents […]
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to whether a child is old enough to stay home alone. It’s a big decision that should take into account a number of factors regarding your child’s age, preparedness, maturity and sense of responsibility, said Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital. Let’s start with age. Ohio law […]
Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of any child’s development. At this age, your preschooler is developing his hand-eye coordination and visual perception, which is necessary for reading and writing. Everyday tasks such as building with blocks, coloring and playing ball all improve his visual abilities. That’s why it’s important your child’s eyes get […]