Many parents of toddlers face the same behavioral issues day in and day out. From mealtime meltdowns to bedtime battles to toileting troubles, it seems as if there’s no end in sight for the dreaded T word: tantrums. “The reality is when anyone acquires a new skill or a new routine, it’s always going to […]
New pediatric psychologist Dr. Sarah Love found her calling in helping kids
Doctor wasn’t always the path Dr. Sarah Love thought she would take — lawyer and dolphin trainer also made the list. Though growing up she wasn’t sure which exciting career path she’d wind up taking, she was certain helping someone, or something, would be a big part of her role. That someone, turns out, is […]
How parents can help kids build resilience in uncertain times
This past year has been anything but easy for parents and families alike. With an ongoing pandemic, there’s no better time than now to begin practicing self-care and wellness strategies to promote resilience in children. Resilience teaches kids the skills to cope, how to recover from hardships with confidence and optimism, and better prepares them […]
Do’s and don’ts when talking to kids about weight
No doubt, the pandemic has set us back in the fight against weight gain. Many children — like adults — packed on extra pounds this past year. Organized sports, extracurriculars and play dates were cancelled, playgrounds closed, daily routines relaxed and kids home with more time for screens. Combine these factors and you end up […]
COVID-19 is a lesson in resilience for young athletes
As coaches, parents and teammates balance the risk-reward of keeping sports seasons during the pandemic, they also need to make sure teams rally around players who step forward if they have COVID-19 symptoms rather than blaming them for missed practices or team quarantine. “It’s important that we all take a step-back and focus on the […]
How can children manage an unpredictable school schedule?
School districts are scrambling to get students back in the classroom in an attempt to get back to as much normalcy as possible amidst an ongoing pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing and other safety protocols, many are turning to what’s called a hybrid schedule — a mix of online and in-classroom instruction. What […]
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