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.
February is American Heart Month. In celebration, we typically hear messages about how adults can lower their risk for heart disease. But, research shows cardiovascular disease can begin in childhood. So, let’s talk about heart-healthy habits kids can develop now to hopefully avoid heart disease as they age. Kids are more likely to stick to […]
With school now in session, parents need to be on the lookout for runny noses, scratchy throats and constant sneezing. The all-too familiar cold symptoms — you can’t miss them. It’s also that time of year when parents need to start thinking about protecting their kids from this season’s flu virus. Influenza activity often begins […]