Traveling with babies can bring on a lot of stress — not to mention unwanted judgmental stares and extra luggage. Add breastfeeding and pumping milk to the mix, and it’s no wonder many moms are left anxious and frazzled when rushing to catch a flight for a much-needed getaway. “The rules and regulations for packing […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
Any positive break from the routine is welcomed for Traci Fraelich. The single mother from Newton Falls has been the primary caregiver for daughter Ella Marquette, 10, since she was born with a structural abnormality in her brain. “When you’re at home and isolated and doing complex medical care for your child 24/7, you feel […]
Toys are a treasured part of childhood that help us learn and have fun. But buying the right toy for a child includes thinking about safety issues. Tips for choosing safe toys Toys made of fabric should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant. Stuffed toys should be washable. Painted toys should be covered […]
It could have been a late birthday gift or an early Christmas gift but, anyway you look at it, spending time riding a horse named Rambo was an experience Owen Culp won’t soon forget. Owen, who turned 17 on Dec. 6, had mentioned to Dr. Katrina Lindsay that he enjoyed caring for a neighbor’s horses […]
Dr. Laura Markley, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron Children’s Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, answers questions about teen suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in adolescents in Ohio. According to the 2020 Ohio Child Fatality review, more teens and young adults in the U.S. die from suicide than […]
You hear about the dreaded extra 10 pounds many adults gain this time of year, but kids, too, can pack on a few extra “L-Bs.” When you mix lots of goodies and extra calories with time off from school, when kids tend to indulge in sedentary activities, like TV and video games, you get holiday […]