Water Safety 101

With hot weather right around the corner, many people turn to swim as their exercise and leisure activity of choice throughout the summer months. Many vacations, playdates, and family get-togethers are centered around having fun in the water and sun, which is the perfect combination to beat the heat, but the water can be dangerous. …

Choosing Healthy Food Options for Your Child

Whether you’re an in-person grocery store shopper or prefer to order groceries online or a quick drive through pickup service, the food options are endless. From shelf staples to produce, dairy and meat products, choosing healthy and wholesome food for your children can feel hard, especially if they’re in toe with you during a grocery…

Common Allergies in Children

Over 50 million people experience some form of allergies in the United States according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). From food allergies to those that are seasonal, allergies can affect children from infancy and beyond. Allergies can develop at any age, but most commonly begin between one and two years of age when…

Managing Seasonal Allergies in Children PCG Kids

Managing Seasonal Allergies in Children

As we dive headfirst into all things spring, from warmer days to longer sunshine, seasonal allergies are in full bloom. What may seem like a bad cold or, even, flu symptoms can be the result of allergies to changes in the environment in the springtime. Understanding what causes seasonal allergies and how best to recognize…

Gi Issues

Common GI Issues in Children

Throughout all stages of childhood development, various health concerns may arise. Understanding the most common causes allows parents to be informed and know when to act and see a professional for further evaluation and support. Sometimes our children experience more than just a stomach ache. There are various gastrointestinal, or GI, issues that children can…

Oral Health

The Importance of Oral Health Care for Children

There are a lot of critical ties between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Setting your child up for an overall healthy life includes taking care of their physical, emotional, mental and oral health needs. Oral health care should begin the moment your child’s first baby tooth pops through. Setting your children up with…

Raising Children with positive self esteem

Raising Children with Positive Self-Esteem

In a world where social media, mainstream news outlets, and celebrity updates are at our fingertips, maintaining healthy self-esteem, for children and adults alike, can feel nearly impossible. From a young age, we are often told how we should look, what is considered “cool” and how social status will lead us down the path to…

Prevent Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity and How to Overcome It

Obesity is a crisis across our nation. As children continue to consume foods high in fat, sugar, and calories we see an ongoing rise in the obesity rate among children and teens. When you couple diet with a sedentary lifestyle, the problem only worsens. The CDC estimates 1 in 5 children between the ages of…

Overcoming COVID Fatigue

Overcoming COVID-19 Fatigue in Children

We are embarking on 2021, with all the surprises that came with 2020 in the rearview, still finding ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic thanks to COVID-19. At this point, we have been on a rollercoaster of emotions for months, trying hard to stay afloat with finances, online learning and, most importantly, good…