Chances are if you’re a parent of a child entering middle school or even elementary school, the question has come up, “When can I get a cell phone?” And, if your child is like most, she doesn’t mean just any phone; she wants a smartphone. Figuring out if the time is right can be overwhelming. […]
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.
Being a teenager isn’t easy. As teens face new challenges and social pressures, their growing bodies are changing rapidly. The hormonal changes associated with puberty may also cause feelings of sadness or frustration, making teens moody or irritable. “For some, this moodiness or sadness is more than just a phase or a bad attitude that […]
If your child has breathing problems like wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing or chest tightness, he may have asthma. But before these symptoms can be treated, your child’s doctor must make a diagnosis. “A physician will consider these symptoms, as well as your child’s medical and family history,” said Tracy Rife, RN, BSN, AE-C, asthma […]
Although abdominal pain and blood in the stool could be signs of a more serious condition, the ever-popular “poop dance” is a sure sign that your child may be dealing with constipation. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Emma Raizman, a pediatrician at the Medina office of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, offers some tips to […]
Enrolling your little one in preschool can bring many questions: How well will she adjust to preschool? Will he make friends? Will the teacher understand my child? Establishing and maintaining an open, clear channel of communication with the preschool teacher can lessen many parental concerns. Here are 4 tips to help alleviate the preschool jitters. […]
While preschool offers many benefits, it also comes with its fair share of emotions – for both the parent and the child. As a parent, you may worry about her struggling to make friends. Or whether he’s prepared academically. Your preschooler may feel anxious about the unfamiliar environment. Don’t worry. It’s normal to have mixed […]