We often hear about the many benefits of mom and baby bonding. That intense attachment between mom and baby fosters a sense of security, promotes positive self-esteem and models a healthy relationship for baby. So much of the focus on baby bonding tends to be placed on mom, but what about dads? Are the benefits […]
How kids think and feel about themselves begins at a young age. It’s not easy to combat the negative effects of a media culture obsessed with beauty and body image, but parents can help by not overemphasizing looks at home. According to Dr. Crystal Cole of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital parents […]
Recent natural disasters, mass shootings and international conflicts in the news can have a profound effect on kids. Mental health experts at Akron Children’s Hospital offer these tips to help parents handle these difficult conversations and provide reassurance.
Being a child isn’t all fun and games. Children are constantly faced with new challenges and social pressures, not to mention their growing bodies are changing rapidly. Once they hit adolescence, the hormonal changes associated with puberty may also cause feelings of sadness or frustration, making kids moody or irritable. For some kids, this moodiness […]
If you have teens or tweens in your house, you’ve probably heard about Snapchat — the uber-popular social messaging app that users use to exchange pictures and videos (called snaps) that capture life’s everyday moments. But while many parents have heard about Snapchat, most of us can admit we don’t know the ins and outs […]
Teen dating violence is no small problem and, sadly, is much more common than many parents believe. It’s estimated 1 in 3 girls in this country is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Nearly 1.5 million high-school students nationwide experience physical abuse […]