Bringing children to a playground makes a fun day for both mom and child. There are lots of benefits for children when spending time at a playground. Parents should make sure the playground is a safe place for their child.
Children now get screened for autism at the ages of 18 and 24 months. This routine screening will help identify this disorder and help them get the early intervention needed to build their skills for a positive life. Some
My son had his first sleepover at our house when he was 5 ?. We knew the other child’s family well. They lived on our cul-de-sac. We all felt comfortable enough to let the boys try a sleepover.
Floss, floss, floss your teeth! Floss them every day! Floss the top. Floss the bottom. Floss the plaque away! I sing this song with my own kids every night. At ages 4 and 6, my boys still
Many children enjoy visiting their pediatrician. I love when my patients excitedly run in the front door and give me or my nurse a big hug. And this actually does happen every day at my office, more than
One of the best New Year’s resolutions a family can make is to READ MORE. Reading is important at every age and it’s never too early — or too late — to start. Read my age-appropriate tips to
Before you give your child over the counter cough, cold or fever reducer medication, please read. Every year over 70,000 Emergency Room visits are a result of accidental overdoses of medications in children. Protect your children and keep all medications
Even though I use sunscreen on my children, they still sometimes get sunburned. What should I do? The best treatment for a sun burn is prevention. As much as possible, stay in the shade and avoid sun exposure during peak
As I head to Yosemite with my kids I thought I’d take a minute to share what I learned in preparing for our trip. If you have any advice or tips on hiking with kids, please share. I’d love to
Last week I woke up early (4:30 am!) for an interview with Good Morning America Health on a new study released this month in the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal, Pediatrics. This study showed that young mothers had poorer