Keep the Holidays Happy During COVID-19

The holiday season usually is a joyful time. Many families look forward to gathering with relatives and friends

Mood-Boosting Tips for Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

​Feeling connected to the people and world around us is a key part of good mental health

How to care for someone in your family with COVID-19

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are usually able to isolate at home during their illness.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Human Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that usually cause illnesses like the common cold

Holiday Mental Health Tips

​The holidays can be a happy time of year for many people, as they gather with family and friends, exchange gifts and celebrate traditions. But the changes in family routines and extra demands on time can also cause some added stress, especially for children and parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers some tips to help […]

10 Tips to Prevent Aggressive Toddler Behavior

There are many times when your child’s behavior warms and embraces your heart. But, there are other times when it probably drives you a little crazy. As a toddler or preschooler, your child may lack the self-control to express anger peacefully and may naturally lash out, perhaps hitting or biting in frustration. While occasional outbursts are […]

Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?

​From infants and toddlers to school-aged kids and teens, parents want to know how many hours of sleep are recommended. While it’s true that sleep needs vary from one person to another, there are some very reasonable, science-based guidelines to help you determine whether your child is getting the sleep he or she needs to […]

FAQ: Fluoride and Children

Fluoride from drinking water and other sources such as toothpaste can strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent tooth decay. Below is a list of questions that parents frequently ask about fluoride and how it can help their children. Q: Why do children need fluoride? A: Fluoride is an important mineral for all children. Bacteria in the mouth combine with […]

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Children & Teens

​The start of the new year is a great time to help your children focus on forming good habits.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides the following list of ideas for you to talk to your children about trying, depending on their age. ​ Preschoolers I will try hard to clean up​ my toys by putting them where they belong.  I […]

Holiday Food Safety Tips

​Whether it is holiday cookies, perogies, roast goose, latke or tamales, foods are an important ingredient of holiday celebrations. Teaching children to cook your family’s recipes can impart ethnic identity and culture, and offers a sense of accomplishment for young chefs.  The American Academy of Pediatrics offers some tips to keep holiday feasting fun and healthy: […]