Paige Stefancin, a first-time mom, only saw perfection when she looked at her newborn son. It wasn’t until her son, Jace Daniels, went to his first newborn wellness visit that Paige learned something was wrong. “I took Jace to see Rashmi Shekhawat, MD, who was a pediatrician where I worked at Mercy Health – Lorain […]
What to say to kids about climate change
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 […]
Family, fun and travel await Colette Libertin in retirement
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 […]
Why doesn’t my child listen to me?
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 […]
Naps – when, why and how much?
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 […]
5 most pressing questions from new parents
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 […]