Anxiety Definition: distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune. Believe it or not, anxiety is a necessary emotion. Anxiety keeps us safe. It keeps us aware of our surroundings and monitoring for possible danger. It helps us to be kind and to look out for others. Read More
Screen Time: A Parenting Conundrum
First world parenting problem: Screen time! When I was a kid, my parents were mostly worried that if I sat too close to the TV, I would ruin my eyesight. There wasn’t a lot on to watch and plenty of commercials to inspire moving on to a new activity. But how quickly it changed! Video games led the Read More
How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?
Sleep is one of the most commonly discussed topics in our well child visits. We all know how vital sleep is for our bodies to function well but, how much sleep do children really need? The following age-based recommendations are from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Infants 4 months to 12 Read More
10 Tips for Healthy Living
Parents control the food supply lines. Parents decide which foods to buy and when to serve them. Though kids may pester their parents for less nutritious foods, adults should be in charge when deciding which foods are regularly stocked in the house. Kids won’t go hungry. They’ll eat what’s available Read More