In our last post for National Child Safety and Protection Month, we discuss how to recognize the signs of a concussion. Parents of toddlers and young children know how hard it is to protect them 24-hours a day. After a major crash while running too fast after their sibling, you may have wondered how serious […]
During this developmental period, your preschooler starts making more independent choices and having specific preferences for things. This independence streak sometimes looks like disobedience or “misbehavior” when a child doesn’t follow your house rules or has a tantrum when asked to do something they don’t want to do.
In this blog post to support National Child Safety and Prevention Month, we discuss Shaken Baby Syndrome. Caring for a crying newborn can definitely test you as parent. It’s loud, distressing, and emotionally exhausting—combine that with sleep deprivation and it’s enough to send you screaming into another room. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the leading […]
November is National Child Safety and Protection Month. Throughout the month, Parenting Now! is featuring blog posts, written by local doctors, on a variety of child’s safety issues. Home is where children are most at risk of suffering minor AND major injuries. Whether it’s the battery in your television remote control that is swallowed, a […]
November is National Child Safety and Protection Month. As a pediatrician, I constantly field questions concerning safety around the home, foods that pose choking hazards, etc. One topic I am particularly passionate about educating parents on is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS. New parents worry about all sorts of risks to their […]
On November 5, Parenting Now! and Greenhill Humane Society held a content panel on Pets & Families. PN!’s Anita Huffman, Greenhill’s Sasha Elliott and Cary Lieberman, and retired veterinarian Sandra Smalley answered our burning questions related to kids and family pets. Below are their answers: Q: My two young children play rough with our dogs. Recently, my […]
As school settles in for the fall season, many kindergarteners and elementary school children are heading home with homework packets in their backpacks. Homework needn’t be a time of stress or pressure. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time together and learn about the world again through your child’s eyes.
While it can be hard for kids to share their parents’ attention or let others into their personal space, hosting visitors provides opportunities for young children to practice their social skills.
There are many ways to celebrate Halloween while making sure your young child is safe and having fun.
Gearing up for preschool can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers. But even with all that excitement, starting preschool can be tough for toddlers who struggle with separation challenges. The good news is there are a number of strategies you can try to help take the edge off of this big transition.