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Category Archives: Children’s Health

School Refusal

What is school refusal? School refusal is a term used to describe the signs of anxiety a school-aged child has and their refusal to go to school. It is also called school avoidance or school phobia. It can be seen in different types of situations, including: Young children going to school for the first time. This […]

Kick Car Sickness to the Curb

Car sickness is a common problem in young children—but don’t blame it on the car. It’s actually a form of motion sickness, a broader condition in which movement brings on symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. This problem may occur not only in cars, but also on boats, planes, trains, and amusement park rides. Why […]

Strep Throat, what you need to know

Strep throat in our region has increased. You probably know someone who’s had it. Here’s what you need to know about strep. First, it’s a throat infection caused by a bacteria called group A Streptococcus (group A strep). The bacteria live in the nose and throat. Strep throat spreads easily from person to person through airborne droplets […]

How to Talk About Gender Diversity with Kids

Gender identity refers to the way a person perceives themselves—male, female, both, neither, or somewhere in-between. This is different from sexual orientation, or who a person is attracted to. All kids go through gender development, so here’s what you should know. Building a sense of self Children may begin to develop their gender identity as […]

Social Media 101 for Parents

YouTube, Facebook, Instagram. You may think that you know your way around social media. But how much do you really know about YouTube Kids, Snapchat, and TikTok? Educate yourself about social media apps that appeal to kids. Below are some tips on helping your child use social media safely and appropriately. Are “child-friendly” social media […]

Watch Salt in Kids’ Diets

Many people eat too many salty foods, and kids are no exception. Parents can set the stage for better adult habits by putting limits on salty foods right from the start.