It’s common for children and teens to get the blues, but how do you know when your child’s mood change is something more serious? It’s not easy to tell when a child is suffering from depression because kids don’t always show sadness or despondency. The red flags of depression in kids are pronounced changes in […]
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.
It’s 3 a.m. and your little one is up with a fever. What to do? Should you dare call the doctor in the wee hours of the night? Should you treat the fever with medicine? If you’re a parent, you’ve probably wrestled with these questions more times than you’d like to admit. It’s often difficult […]
Experts recommend parents read to their toddler as often as possible, striving for at least one scheduled reading time each day. It’s important because reading to your child is a great way to encourage emergent literacy. “Reading aloud helps children to build memory, curiosity about reading and learning, and motivation to learn how to communicate,” […]
If you have a teenager, you’ve probably discovered that diabetes care is no longer kid stuff. Chances are that their days are packed full of classes and after-school activities like sports, drama club and perhaps a job. Given their busy schedule, it can be hard to manage their diabetes. Between the ages of 13 and […]
Keeping impulses and raw emotion in check when composing a social media post or e-mail is hard enough for many adults. It’s especially hard for kids. Your children and teens should know that a reckless comment or inappropriate photo can bring unexpected consequences, said Dr. Laura Markley, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s […]
You know it must be January when the cold, dry air and whipping winds smack you right in the face the minute you step outside. As temperatures hover around zero, it can make for a long and dreary season — especially now that the holidays are over. But for kids with asthma, it can be […]