The teen years are known for their mini-rebellions or a time for kids to assert their independence and make their own decisions. For many, it might mean testing out black nail polish, breaking curfew or taking up a few new causes. For others, it may mean bidding farewell to meat. If this is your teen, […]
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.
You’ve probably stocked your bathtub with an abundance of toys that can make bath time fun and exciting, but do you know how to make this cherished time safe? From bumps on the head to drowning in only an inch of water, there are many dangers − potentially deadly ones − lurking in the bathtub. In fact, the U.S. […]
Millions of toys flank the shelves of retailers, with hundreds more hitting stores each year. They’re a treasured part of childhood that help us learn and have fun. “Toys and playtime are an important part of development and should be encouraged,” said Dr. Krista Andersen, a pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Kent. “This is […]
As difficult as it is to learn that your child is the bully, it’s important to deal with the situation right away. Whether the bullying is physical or verbal, without intervention it can lead to more aggressive antisocial behavior, serious emotional problems and legal difficulties. It also can interfere with your child’s academic success and ability […]
Like adults, children of all ages struggle with stress. Infants may feel stress due to a mother’s depression or a noisy environment. Preschoolers may experience anxiety when separated from their parents and adolescents can feel stress due to academic and social pressures. In addition, kids’ stress may be intensified by more than just what’s happening […]
If you’re like many parents, you probably agree that a part-time job, whether after school, on weekends or during the summer, is a great idea. After all, working instills a sense of responsibility, helps you pay for your own expenses and teaches you that money is something that’s earned. However, you may not give much […]