So, you think your child has pink eye. Now what?
When a child wakes up with a crusty eye, many parents worry about pink eye and call their pediatrician immediately for antibiotics. Unfortunately, diagnosing pink eye is a little more complicated and typically requires a physical exam in your pediatrician’s office. The good news is, it’s not always pink eye. Here I’ll outline some helpful information to help parents decide when crusty eyes need evaluation and what to do if you think your child does have pink eye.
7 ways to encourage your child’s learning
As a parent, helping your children learn from home can be challenging — take a deep breath and dive into these seven tips to help create a positive learning environment for your child.
4 ways to help your athlete avoid a concussion
Although concussions happen in an instant, they can have a lasting impact on a young athlete. In a moment of collision, your brain is susceptible to great trauma. A concussion is an injury to the brain
What to pack in your child’s lunchbox
School will soon be in session and for parents, that means you’ll once again be faced with that dreaded daily task: packing your child's lunch. Like most parents, you want to do a good job, which
Why your child should start swimming lessons early
Summer is fast approaching and pools, lakes, ponds and beaches are a fun way to beat the heat. However, water also can be dangerous and can increase the risk of drowning for children if parents
Could Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?
With adults, it's easy to tell when we haven't had enough sleep. We're sluggish, we yawn a lot and we typically verbalize/complain about how tired we are (or maybe that's just me?). But with children, the
Children Learn Best Through Play
Today’s highly structured lifestyle, with two working parents, tight schedules and busy school agendas, often makes family time a leisure activity of the past. However, what a child wants most – what a child needs
Sensory Integration Dysfunction: Tips for Helping Your Sensitive Preschooler
I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that her sister-in-law’s son was having some problems and she asked me if I had any ideas. After further questioning, it
The 7-Year-Old Self-Image Diet
I have to admit I cringed when I saw this story, an article about a mother who found a hand written list of dieting tips in her 7-year-old daughter's room among other toys and jewelry. I know body image
Teaching Kids to Eat Right
As a parent, you want your children to be healthy and happy. That's why teaching your kids to eat right is one of the most important things you can do. Here ...
Is your child eating too much?
As a parent, we often wonder if our children are growing adequately and if we are doing everything we can to bring them up right. Nutrition plays a vital role in a child’s development, and
Talking Tobacco With Fifth Graders
What's the right age to educate students about the repercussions of tobacco use? You'd be surprised how much times change. Baylor Irving and the City of Irving school district's, "TobaccokNOw" program is normally introduced in 7th grade classrooms