With warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine, summertime can be a welcome change from the gray, cold days of winter – especially if you’re a mom-to-be. Yet summertime can bring its own challenges: Many pregnant women find that they’re more prone to feeling warm (even in the winter!) so hot, humid days can be especially […]
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.
Worries about pandemic-related academic progress will persist but … Seize the golden opportunity that summer presents and delve into a good book With heavier days of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, this summer looks a lot brighter than the last. We are reuniting with family, planning trips and slowly finding our way back to restaurants, […]
The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The trees are blossoming. With warmer weather upon us, what better way to enjoy it than with a family bike ride? Unfortunately, accidents can – and do – happen. In fact, they are one of the leading causes of injury for northeast Ohio children. So before you […]
Summertime is synonymous with swimming, baseball, parades, and, of course, fireworks to celebrate our nation’s birthday. As we near July Fourth, many communities are planning big fireworks displays, while families are hoping their backyard celebrations go off with a big bang. But with all eyes on the sky, Akron Children’s Director of the Paul and […]
Each year, respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, is responsible for about 58,000 hospitalizations and 100 – 500 deaths among children younger than 5 years of age. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent health advisory about the rise of RSV, it’s important for parents to know the signs, symptoms and when to take action. “The […]
“Come on. Let’s cut math class to go grab an iced mocha instead. You in? The girls and I are doing it.” Naomi knows there’s a math quiz today and doesn’t want to get a failing grade, but she also doesn’t want to disappoint her friends. She’s feeling peer pressure. As kids grow, they will […]