Having children brings so much enjoyment and fulfillment to our lives. Unfortunately, kids can also leave our bank accounts dwindling. As children get older, new expenses come into play: sports fees, after school care, technology, school supplies, summer camps, and clothes for their rapidly growing bodies. But there are ways to save some coin here […]
The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect back on the gifts you’ve received over your life. We’re not talking about the types of gifts that can be wrapped in a shiny box or fit under a Christmas tree — but the ones that live in your heart and stay with you daily. Parenting Now! […]
My family moves every 3 years. Sound exhausting? It is. As a military family, we have had to remake our home, both literally and figuratively, in such far-reaching places as Hawaii and Japan. We usually do so with little-to-no friends and family near by to help us. “Your holidays must be so glum and lonely,” […]
As parents, we work hard every day to teach our children to be kind, empathetic, and respectful of others. Unfortunately, we can’t always be there to navigate their every social interaction. Bullying is something present in almost any situation with kids and can start as early as kindergarten. Bullying can range from teasing, to […]
Shopping with preschoolers has its challenges, but it’s also a teaching opportunity and a chance to bond with your child over every day routines.
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 […]