• Probiotics – What’s all the hype?

    July 20, 2017

    While the science is not conclusive, some research suggests that kids benefit from taking probiotics while on a course of antibiotics. Here are some good tips to know: Probiotics are bacteria that are typically found in the intestines and are thought to help the intestines function well. There is recent data that taking probiotics can…Read More

  • Tummy Aches vs Anxiety

    July 13, 2017

    Many caregivers and healthcare providers know about the connection between tummy aches and anxiety.  Figuring out if a stomach ache is caused by anxiety or physical illness is a tricky and often frustrating journey. Here are a few things for caregivers to keep in mind.   Abdominal complaints are very common in childhood. Paying close attention…Read More

  • Building Self-Esteem

    July 6, 2017

    Summer is a time of exploration, adventure and FREE time for kids.  It is also a great time to build your child’s self-esteem and confidence to start the next school year off with some new skills! Tips to help support and strengthen your child’s self-esteem New and challenging activities expand skills and build confidence.  Use…Read More

  • Avoiding Medication Mistakes

    June 29, 2017

    A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, reveals that 80% of parents made mistakes in dosing their child’s liquid medications.  Follow these tips to avoid medication errors in your family Always use the dosing instrument that comes with the medication.  This may be a medicine spoon, dosing spoon, dropper or syringe.  Follow these…Read More

  • The Importance of Sleep

    June 22, 2017

    Whether you are an adult or a child, sleep is critical to your health.  Here are some reminders about the harmful effects of sleep deprivation and suggestions on how you can get some more ZZs The effects of insufficient sleep For children:   Lowers immune function Increases the risk of obesity and possibly diabetes Impacts…Read More