With seasonal temperatures on the rise and natural disasters becoming more catastrophic, it is easy to understand why climate change has become part of everyday conversations. Although parents want to help their kids understand why these changes are happening, pediatrician, Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Beachwood, reminds parents that talking to […]
Colette Libertin, pediatric nurse practitioner, comes from a large family. When Colette, the seventh of 8 children, was born, her oldest sister was in nursing school in Dayton, Ohio. Her stories about nursing impressed Colette, who decided to pursue nursing, too. “After college, I only interviewed at Akron Children’s,” Colette said. “When asked where […]
Asking a child to pickup his toys is a common request, but when a parent has to ask 5 times and he still doesn’t listen, one begins to wonder – is this typical behavior or is there a reason why he’s not listening? “Kids not listening can take on many forms and is made complicated […]
Naptime can be a magical time when baby gets some much-needed rest and parents get chores done around the house but, as baby gets older, nap times change or go away altogether. This can bring tears, tantrums and exhaustion for baby and parents. According to Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP, Akron Children’s Pediatrics, Beachwood, one way […]
Bringing a baby into the world can bring joy, but during a global pandemic, it can also bring a lot of questions. Long-time pediatrician, Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP, of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Beachwood, breaks down new parents’ most pressing questions to help calm fears and ease worries. Is my baby’s development on track? Every […]
Many things are running through a parent’s mind this time of year. Back-to-school chaos and excitement are beginning, but a simple checklist can keep everyone on track and set the tone for the year – parents and kids alike. Pediatrician Jennifer Dwyer shares how her family is getting ready for a healthy, safe and happy start to the school year.