As news of terrorist attacks and plots dominate the television news stream, it can be a challenge for parents to know how to best address their children’s questions and fears. Get expert tips on how to talk to kids about terrorism.
If you feed children nourishing meals whenever they are in your control, they may be better able to handle the times when they don’t eat healthy with less toxic burden.
Signs of sexual abuse aren’t always obvious, so it’s important to stay aware of any sudden changes. Get advice for recognizing signs of sexual abuse and keeping lines of communication open.
Stanley Wesemeyer, age 6, may not understand how the magnetic rod in his back treats his scoliosis. But he was definitely looking forward to attending Cub Scout camp for the first time ever this summer — instead of having surgery. Wesemeyer had early-onset scoliosis, which left him with a severe curve in his spine by … Read More
More than half of children and teens do not drink enough fluids. Deb Lonzer, MD, shares some helpful tips to incorporate and maintain healthy drinking habits so your kids stay hydrated.
When you think of “autism,” does a male child come to mind? It’s understandable if you answer “yes.” Past estimates have suggested that for every female on the autism spectrum, there are three to four males. On the high-functioning end of the spectrum, estimates have been even higher — in the ream of nine males … Read More
I care for adult patients in my practice, but I have two great reasons to keep a watchful eye on the pediatric medical community: my kids. With that in mind, I paid special attention when the FDA issued a boxed warning for codeine prescribed to children after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. It’s the perfect example of … Read More
When it’s dark long before dinnertime and temperatures are finger- and toe-numbing outside, the urge to hibernate hits. Although winter can be tricky, there are many ways to keep your children active during the cold months. The first step is to limit screen time, says Eileen Kennedy, PhD, pediatric psychologist with Cleveland Clinic’s Center for … Read More
By age 5, nearly every child has had at least one ear infection. Consider it a rite of passage, like learning to walk and getting your first loose tooth. But some kids seem to get more than their fair share of infections. To weary parents, it can feel like each time their child gets a … Read More
The debate continues on whether homemade baby food is better than commercially produced food. Most moms have been in on the conversation at some point, whether or not they still have a 6- to 9-month-old. “Both types of food have pros and cons,” says Mona Rifka, MD, pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital. Baby food … Read More