How to Give a Time-Out

How to Give a Time-Out

Giving a child a time-out can be a useful tool to help them cool down and learn good behavior. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The basics of a time-out—by the numbers: 1.      Warn your child first, “If you don’t stop,...
How parents’ screen time impacts kids

How parents’ screen time impacts kids

Kids are growing up in an increasingly digital world, with infants as young as 4 months being exposed to technology — but that isn’t just when the child is looking at a screen. As a pediatrician and a mom of teens, I encourage parents to be aware of their own use of...
The Benefits & Tricks to Having a Family Dinner

The Benefits & Tricks to Having a Family Dinner

By: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, FAAP Eating at least three family meals together each week is associated with healthier kids, according to a study published in Pediatrics. This was a large meta-analysis of more than 180,000 children, a well-designed study for those of...
Parents: Beware of Button Batteries During the Holidays

Parents: Beware of Button Batteries During the Holidays

BY: KARLA RAUCH The holidays mean something a little bit different for everyone. For me, it’s the time of year in which I step up my button battery awareness efforts into high gear. My youngest son, Emmett, swallowed a button battery eight years ago and has suffered...
Coughs and Colds: Medicines or Home Remedies?

Coughs and Colds: Medicines or Home Remedies?

Medicines Oral over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines can cause serious harm to young children. The risks of using these medicines is more than any help the medicines might have in reducing cold symptoms. From ages 4 to 6 years: Cough medicine should be used...
7 Exercise Ideas to Keep Your Kids Active This Winter

7 Exercise Ideas to Keep Your Kids Active This Winter

BY: CHRISTOPHER KIST, MS, HFS, CPT We’re all aware that regular physical activity is important and has many health benefits. But even some very active kids have a difficult time keeping the exercise going during the winter months. We get it – it’s cold, it’s dark...