Many parents envision their children getting along, playing nicely together and even lending a helping hand at times. But once baby No. 2 arrives, it’s usually a different reality. Swiping toys, pushing, screaming and crowding each other’s space comes with the territory of having 2 or more kids. It’s the natural ebb and flow of […]
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.
Your body spends 9 months getting ready for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. It goes through many unusual — and sometimes uncomfortable — changes to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. But once you’re home with your new baby, your body changes once again and a whole new set of […]
Choosing a milk or milk substitute can be complicated. What is best for kids? Is soy milk better than cow’s milk? Is 2 percent better than skim? Akron Children’s Hospital dietitian Danielle Dimengo said there are no simple answers, but she helps navigate the array of choices. Plant-based milk substitutes such as almond, soy, rice and […]
Although parents don’t really have eyes in the backs of their heads, there are several steps they can take to see that their boys and ghouls have a healthy Halloween. In this Children’s Channel video, Danielle Dimengo, RD/LD, a clinical dietitian with the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes, shares ideas for some […]
It’s a struggle sometimes to shut down that voice of negativity in your head. Vulnerable teens especially can fall into the trap of seeing everything through a pessimistic lens. But you can help your teen see things differently, said Akron Children’s Hospital psychologist Kevin Triemstra. Reframing negative thinking can have a positive impact on emotional […]
Mental illness may not always go by the same name – behavioral issue, emotional disorder or mental condition – but its impact on children is consistent. Almost 1 in 5 children in the United States suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, yet only 20-25% of affected children receive treatment. “The focus shouldn’t be on how […]