Parenting is hard. The unseen stress of parenting is exhausting as it stands outside the parameters of a mass pandemic. Now the mental load of being a parent has been compacted with even more expectations. COVID-19 has upped our parenting responsibilities, however, that does not mean that we have to let go of our core… Continue reading 7 Ways to Set a Good Example for Your Children
Reading to your child is so important. A lack of literary exposure in the early years of life can lead children to be less phonologically aware. Phonological awareness is the ability to hear certain sounds and manipulate them. Children manipulate sounds by blending words, segmenting words, rhyming, and counting syllables. Studies have shown a child’s… Continue reading Pediatric Health Talk (Extra): Speech for Success
Be aware of household dangers It’s no secret that children are curious by nature. There are many landmines in our homes that present dangers to children. Stairs, electrical outlets, stoves to name a few, but poisoning from household items is a major risk. Prevention Services Director, Amanda Oakes, of Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services says, “We now… Continue reading Pediatric Health Talk: Home Safety and Preparedness
Maintaining a Healthy Weight Obesity is a serious health concern for the youth in the United States. According to the CDC, the prevalence of obesity in children from ages 2-19 is 18.5 percent and affects around 13.7 million. Breaking the stat down further—obesity affects 13.9 percent of years 2 to 5, 18.4 percent of years… Continue reading Pediatric Health Talk: Creating a Healthy Lifestyle
The Effects of Stress on Children Dave Gluhareff of Train with Dave Fitness Training says, “Some of the biggest problems plaguing children today are inactivity, poor nutrition, lack of rest, and stress.” Monitoring mental health is just as important as keeping tabs on a child’s physical health. Stress is an important factor with mental health… Continue reading Pediatric Health Talk: Mental and Emotional Heath Care
Choosing a Pediatrician During the early years of a child’s life there will be many doctor visits. Check-ups or “well visits” are needed to ensure the child is healthy. Just in a baby’s first year, at least 7 check-ups are recommended. Finding the right pediatrician is one of the most important decisions parents will have… Continue reading Pediatric Health Talk: General Health Care
Promoted by Piedmont Regional & Oral-Motor Clinic, LLC Spend some time with a toddler and you will more than likely observe picky eating. Picky eating peaks around one year of age when toddlers are gaining more control over their environment. Picky eating can go beyond the toddler years into the teenage years and even… Continue reading When Should I Worry About My Child’s Picky Eating?