Posts Categorized: Children

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How to talk to children about COVID-19

Everyone is talking about COVID-19, including children. Even if your kids haven’t asked about what’s going on, it’s highly likely they’ve heard people talking about the virus. When children hear or see media coverage, they can become overwhelmed or anxious. They also might have a lot of questions about why schools are closing and events…
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Follow the ABCs for safe infant sleep

When my daughter was born in 2017, I thought I knew the rules for “safe sleep.” After all, with a job in health care marketing, I shared posts on social media from this very blog about the dangers of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), which is often related to unsafe sleep practices. So, what was…
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Finding ways to celebrate when your baby is in the NICU

Many parents expect they will deliver their baby and return home as a family a few days later. For NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) parents, your story is different. You’ll be spending plenty of time in the hospital – including times where the rest of the world (or even the rest of your family) is…
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Pretty biracial teenage girl is smiling and looking at the camera. She is sad or depressed and is sitting outside a public high school. Student is wearing a backpack and classmates are sitting behind her.

Tips for school anxiety

The new school year has started. Although a new year is often an exciting time for families, school can be very stressful for both parents and children. Here are some tips to help. Coping strategies for children who experience school anxiety (test, social, refusal): 1. Parents should show excitement and interest while being supportive and…
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