Sunday is Father’s Day, a time when many dads will be treated like kings – and rightfully so! A healthy and positive father-child relationship provides countless benefits for kids of all ages, from babies to teenagers.
Canning your own fruits and vegetables at home has many benefits, but it also brings an increased risk for food-borne illness. While a rare occurence, botulism is usually is associated with home canning. It is dangerous and can even be deadly. Types of botulism Botulism is a serious illness that paralyzes muscles and can even … Read More
From car seats to seat belts, you do your best to keep your kids safe in your vehicle. Now help them stay safe with their own — their bike. Here are nine tips to help your kids bike smart.
“But, honey, you’re pretty just the way you are.” Let’s face it: Even a parent’s sincere compliment can’t always dull the allure of lip-gloss and eye shadow. Interest in makeup tends to rise in middle school, but there’s no right or wrong age to start wearing it. “Have an open discussion about makeup as soon … Read More
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So, you thought your child was potty trained. While you may feel disappointed or even frustrated, it is very common for children to go back to having accidents — temporarily. Having intermittent accidents (for example, wetting themselves a few times one week but not the next) is not potty training regression, however. If your 3-year-old … Read More
We’ve all heard about (or have seen) the overbearing parent who shouts too loudly at games, bullies the coach to play their child more, and every once in a while gets ejected from the game. The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) even has a program for parents whose members make a pledge to “bench … Read More
It’s easy for kids to overindulge on sweets during the holidays, but you can avoid spoiling your children this year with a little planning and by encouraging mindfulness and self-discipline. “Give your children the gift of moderation this year,” says Ellen Rome, MD, Head of the Center for Adolescent Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Dr. … Read More
Even if your tween is years away from the voice-cracking, hair-sprouting entry to adulthood, it’s not too early to talk about personal hygiene. Most kids develop body odor when they begin puberty (usually between ages 8 and 13 for girls and 9 and 14 for boys). Puberty is when physical transformation begins, including sexual maturing and … Read More
Discover how we’re different — and not so different — from our friends with fins. Enjoy this infographic, created by Cleveland Clinic Children’s with help from the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Then think about planning a fun family outing to show your kids the world around us. Exploring, learning and laughing together helps builds healthy families!
How did it get to be August already? While it may be tempting to hold on to that glorious summer feeling as long as possible, it’s best to start planning now for the new academic year to help everyone—kids and adults alike—have the smoothest transition possible. Here, Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Richard So, MD, offers … Read More