With COVID-19 still looming, there’s much uncertainty about what this summer is going to look like for many families. Vacations are being canceled, and the usual summer hot spots for entertainment are shuttered. What are parents to do when it comes to entertaining their toddlers all summer long? Amy Chand, exercise physiologist for Akron […]
Pain medications are the single most frequent cause of pediatric deaths reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers. Between 2014 and 2018, pain medications accounted for 20% of poisoning deaths in children younger than 6 years. Now that kids are home for the foreseeable future due to Ohio’s school closings and stay-at-home order amid the recent […]
All Ohio schools closed. Bars, restaurants eat-in dining rooms shuttered. Sports and other events cancelled. COVID-19 has changed every family’s daily routine, activities and even their spring break travel plans for the foreseeable future. We’re quarantined in our homes with no place to go. Parents are stressed, while kids are fighting boredom. Now what? “Through […]
If you or your children are tired or cranky during the day, it’s time to make some changes. In observation of the annual Sleep Awareness Week, Jamie Travis, PhD offers some strategies parents can encourage for a good night’s sleep for the whole family. “Our environment can impact how we sleep,” said Dr. Travis, a […]
With cold and flu season upon us, it’s likely that your child will start coming down with routine bugs and other illnesses. As a parent, it’s often difficult to know when you should call the doctor, especially if your child is too young to tell you what’s wrong.
Help your family ease into Daylight Saving time on Sunday by making bedtimes later by 15-minute increments starting Wednesday or Thursday night.