4 Calming Techniques That Actually Work

We’ve all been there. Your child is inconsolable and having a fit. Perhaps your child is prone to anxiety, or maybe they are just having an off-day. Whether it happens in public or at your home, following these calming techniques can help to turn that frown upside down, and get your child back to their selves. Pick…

Popular Bullying Questions Answered

Bullying continues to be a problem affecting our schools and children. Bullying can take many forms: cyber bullying, verbal taunting, emotional and physical abuse. With the prevalence of social media, bullying has become an even bigger challenge. In this article you will: find out how to identify a bully, how to know if your child…

Setting Screen Limits for Children

Recently, the reliance on screens, such as: tablets, mobile phones, TV, and computers, has become an increasing problem. In order to raise children who are not completely dependent on these glowing screens, setting limits is encouraged. Children should not be exposed to more than 2 hours of screen time per day. An excess of 2…

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been widely discussed in every news outlet in recent months. The recent publicity begs the question: what do I need to know about this virus? Below we will answer common questions about the virus, how to prevent it, and how to get tested. What is the Zika Virus? Zika is a…

Sugar Addiction

How to Shake the Sugar Habit

Sugar fuels every cell in the brain, and is digested very quickly. Your brain sees sugar as a reward, causing it to continuously crave more of it. If you eat sugar frequently, you’re reinforcing that reward, making it difficult to break the habit. What is the maximum amount of added sugar we should have each…

Sneaking Healthy Alternatives into Meals

With websites and cookbooks that advertise ways to sneak those greens into your child’s diet, one might wonder, is that really ok? The answer: yes, and no. As the first line of defense against a lifetime of poor eating habits, it is important to both set the example, and teach our children about eating healthy.…

American Academy of Pediatrics Car Seat Guidelines Pediatric Care Group

Car Seat Safety

It is estimated that nearly 90% of all car seats are being used incorrectly. Sometimes it takes more than just a “click” to be sure your children are safe. To ensure safety, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for installation, and complete safety checks frequently. Here are a few tips to ensure your child’s car seat safety:…