As cases continue to climb across Ohio, COVID-19 and what that means for back-to-school this fall is on everyone’s minds. Returning to school for the 2020-21 school year is going to be anything but normal and will look at lot different than in years past. With an ongoing pandemic, school districts are being forced to […]
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’s truly no one-size-fits-all solution for families navigating our new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While one family can’t wait to stuff the pool floats in the car and head to the pool, another frets that their very young children will touch every surface possible with their hands while in public spaces. Finding a comfort […]
Your child’s academic intellect is like a muscle. If they don’t use it, atrophy sets in. There’s no better example than summer learning loss. Kids in general lose about 1 or more months of math and reading skills over the summer. The loss is even more significant for low-income children. You have options to keep […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted unprecedented changes to our day-to-day lives. From postponing vacations and graduations to masking and social distancing, families have been asked to do a lot to help keep everyone safe. While the precautions we’re taking are helpful in reducing the spread of the virus, they also bring new challenges that can […]
While they can’t hold large-group events like they have in the past, the hospital’s Community Outreach team is meeting the needs of the community in new and creative ways this pandemic summer. One new program involves getting fresh fruits and vegetables in the hands – and bellies – of low-income families. Another distributes activity kits […]
With the uncertainty surrounding kids and the fall sports season due to the increasing spread of COVID-19, many families are wondering if sports physicals are even necessary this year. Akron Children’s Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Joseph Congeni strongly believes sports physicals this year are more important than ever before. “Even if you’re not sure […]