Archive for 'Advice and Information'

Does Your Child Have the Flu or a Cold?

Does Your Child Have the Flu or a Cold?

Is your child’s cold or flu virus taking a turn for the worst? Here’s when you’ll need to have your child’s illness further assessed by a doctor. At this time of the year we hear a [...]

Pain, Fever and Ear Infections in Children

Pain, Fever and Ear Infections in Children

Children suffering from ear infections should be seen by their physician, and for good reason! If your child complains of ear pain and has a fever, chances are she’s suffering from a common childhood ailment, otitis [...]

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

From name calling to physical abuse, bullying is devastating to a child’s sense of self worth. Is your child the victim of bullying? Sometimes the signs are hard to spot, but kids who avoid school, complain [...]

The Benefits of Family Meetings

The Benefits of Family Meetings

Family meetings are a great way to set limits because it gives both parents and children a say in the family’s rules. Many experts see family meetings as an ideal opportunity to open the doors of [...]

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

 How to keep our little ghosts and goblins out of harms way. If there is one holiday all children seem to love, it’s Halloween, and no wonder. Halloween has just the right mix of spooky fun, [...]

5 Steps to Explaining Divorce to Children

5 Steps to Explaining Divorce to Children

If you’re going through a separation or divorce, it’s important to explain this difficult situation to your children in a sensitive and timely manner. Separation and divorce are one of life’s most difficult challenges, especially when [...]

What to Do About a Child Who Tattles on Siblings

What to Do About a Child Who Tattles on Siblings

Why do some children resort to tattling on their brothers and sisters? Maybe they need to have their feelings validated by Mom or Dad. If you’re the parent of more than one child then you’ve probably [...]

3 Signs Your Child Has Outgrown Naps

3 Signs Your Child Has Outgrown Naps

Is your toddler or preschooler refusing to take a nap? It’s probably the first of 3 signs that your little one no longer needs the extra sleep. Most toddlers and many preschoolers have at least one [...]

Children Flying Alone

Children Flying Alone

Many children travel by plane unaccompanied, perhaps to visit grandparents, or in the case of divorce, a mom or dad in another city. But ending them off to fly alone can be nerve-wracking. Many airlines allow children [...]