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 […]
As coaches, parents and teammates balance the risk-reward of keeping sports seasons during the pandemic, they also need to make sure teams rally around players who step forward if they have COVID-19 symptoms rather than blaming them for missed practices or team quarantine. “It’s important that we all take a step-back and focus on the […]
School districts are scrambling to get students back in the classroom in an attempt to get back to as much normalcy as possible amidst an ongoing pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing and other safety protocols, many are turning to what’s called a hybrid schedule — a mix of online and in-classroom instruction. What […]
Is it okay to let your baby “cry it out” when you put them to bed? In this Children’s Channel video, Jamie Travis, PhD, a pediatric psychologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some strategies to help infants – and their parents – get a good night’s sleep.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and that could be the working theme of both the book and movie, ‘Wonder.’ “Wonder” was published in 2012 by R.J. Palacio and features a young man who has Treacher Collins Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones and chin. […]
Many parents of toddlers face the same behavioral issues day in and day out. From mealtime meltdowns to bedtime battles to toileting troubles, it seems as if there’s no end in sight for the dreaded T word: tantrums. “The reality is when anyone acquires a new skill or a new routine, it’s always going to […]