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…

Flu Shot

The Importance of the Flu Shot for Children

With the rising push to get America vaccinated after the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, there has been some skepticism about vaccines in general, including the flu shot. For decades, the flu vaccine has been the first line of defense against contracting or spreading the flu virus. The flu shot is the greatest way to…

Educational Toys

The Best Educational Toys of 2020

Toys: the silly four-letter word parents cringe at when they come between a clean room, a sibling argument or a holiday wish list that seems to be overflowing with all things T-O-Y. Although, as parents, we feel like toys are overtaking our living spaces at times, we do know that they play a vital role…

Give Back

Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

As we embrace all that comes with the holiday season ahead and show extra gratitude this year for health, happiness, and security in our lives, there is no better time to give back to those less fortunate. Teaching children about gratitude along with the importance of volunteerism, empathy and taking care of others is an…