Mental Health is our business too. NP Jessica talks about the importance of recognizing and discussing mood, behavior, and school related issues with your pediatric care providers. Early intervention can make a world of difference!
Internet Challenges: Can Parents Stop Kids? Dr Yusra of Birmingham Pediatrics explains the appeal of recent internet challenges like the Kiki challenge for tweens and teens. She also gives parents practical advice for managing it!
Keep the mojo going and keep the first days and weeks of school happy and going strong! NP Jessica gives more tips for back to school!
Dreading Tuesday? Back to School is a Breeze with these tips from Dr Kirsten Miller-Unger!
Feel like your kids don't have time for chores? Frustrated when you ask for help and get groans? Find out why chores are even more important now in Dr Molly's blog Chores aren’t ‘HELPING OUT’: Why chores matter in today’s world
It really doesn’t matter what your age – when we see and feel the warmth of the sun, we feel renewed and ready to go outside to play! Some of us like to walk around our block, while others run and jump, ride a bike, or join a team. In my own family, team sports… Continue reading Team sports have benefits beyond the field
Getting a pet can be a big decision for a family. Pets can enrich children’s lives, but they can also create havoc in the household. I decided to look into the benefits of pet ownership for children and their families. What can pets teach kids??? Owning a pet can teach your kids responsibility. They can… Continue reading “Can We Get a Dog??” The Benefits of Pet Ownership
Spring has finally come to the frigid Midwest and if you are anything like me you are digging through your cedar closet to find your shorts and sunscreen to head outside! The first week or two of spring are glorious. We all want to be outdoors, raking the flower beds, cutting the grass for the… Continue reading New Season, New Healthy Routines for You and Your Family
Guest blogger Kimber Bishop-Yanke gives tools for helping kids deal with friendship struggles. Whether your child is facing a bully or a friend who's being unfriendly, Kimber has you covered!
NP Lori discusses the pros and cons of 24/7 parental monitoring of tween/teen smartphones using parental control 'spyware'. Where has our trust gone? Can we allow teens to explore the world and make mistakes anymore?