After a long winter, baseball and softball players are eager to hit the field. As we celebrate National Athletic Training Month in March, Akron Children’s certified athletic trainers like Mark Stefanik are dedicated to helping baseball and softball players stay well throughout the season. “The most common injuries I see for baseball and softball players […]
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.
There is no getting around that divorce is traumatic for children. But how parents handle a breakup has tremendous influence on children’s ability to cope with the emotional upheaval. Children fare better when parents are mindful of their behavior toward one another and their interactions with their children, said Dr. Susan Neilan, a child and […]
Learning more about how to keep babies safe when sleeping is now at your fingertips with the new Safe Sleep Academy online training module. Akron Children’s Hospital and the Molly Ann Gries Foundation have partnered to create the free program to educate parents and caregivers about best practices to prevent infant deaths due to unsafe […]
In recent years, the political climate has been anything but stable. From the Capitol riot to political polarization to dangerous demonstrations, the political unrest can’t help but fill citizens with anxiety about our future. You might think it doesn’t affect our kids, but recent research says otherwise. As a parent, talking to kids about politics […]
From the first utterances of “mama” and “dada” to poignant questions like, “Why is the sky blue?,” a child’s speech development is one of her most important and exciting milestones. For as many as 5% of toddlers, however, this development may be hindered by the use of repeated words, phrases or drawn out syllables that […]
Teen dating violence is no small problem and, sadly, is much more common than many parents believe. It’s estimated 1 in 3 girls in this country is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Nearly 1.5 million high-school students nationwide experience physical abuse […]