This past year has been anything but easy for parents and families alike. With an ongoing pandemic, there’s no better time than now to begin practicing self-care and wellness strategies to promote resilience in children. Resilience teaches kids the skills to cope, how to recover from hardships with confidence and optimism, and better prepares them […]
No doubt, the pandemic has set us back in the fight against weight gain. Many children — like adults — packed on extra pounds this past year. Organized sports, extracurriculars and play dates were cancelled, playgrounds closed, daily routines relaxed and kids home with more time for screens. Combine these factors and you end up […]
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.