As you pick up a soccer shoe in the hallway and place the homework folder in your child’s backpack for the 100th time, you wonder why she can’t just put things back where they belong. According to Sarah Groves, a mental health therapist at Akron Children’s Hospital, the organization parents long for their children to […]
Smart phones and tablets are everywhere, including in the hands of young children, who instinctively seem to know where to swipe, tap and click. There also are hundreds of apps and games designed for preschoolers, including many that are intended to be educational. However, Dr. Emma Raizman, a pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics […]
If red sores appear on your child’s face, it may be the first sign that she’s come down with impetigo. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Denise Lopez Domowicz, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, gives advice about how to prevent and treat this relatively common skin infection in children.
Child psychologist Georgette Constantinou shares these tips for parents who want to ease their children’s concerns about the Ebola virus: Keep calm while discussing this topic with your children and use age appropriate language. Listen to them and gauge what they are hearing and are worried about, and acknowledge their fears. Reassure them that […]
As child abuse allegations continue to make front-page news, WAKR’S Ray Horner recently spoke with pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt, director of outpatient therapy centers at Akron Children’s Hospital, about discipline techniques and positive parenting. “Many people do what they were taught…and if that [spanking] is what you learned and experienced, it puts you in a […]
For some kids, making friends seems to come easily, while others need a little extra help. But like all social skills, making friends is a skill that must be taught.