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5 Effective Ways To Help Your Anxious Child
If you are a parent of an anxious child, you know that even simple morning tasks can take longer than you may expect. Dealing with an anxious child makes your heartache for they do not know how to overcome their nervousness and introversion to explore the world. Living with a child who exhibits these behaviors tests your patience. Many...
ADHA Treatment Options (Including Medical and Non-Medical Alternatives)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that causes children and adults to display impulsive behaviors, experience difficulty focusing, and symptoms of restlessness. A condition that is closely related to ADHD is attention-deficit disorder, also known as ADD. While ADD is no longer a recognized diagnosis by the Fifth Edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical...
5 Popular Activities Pediatric OTs Use With Children
Have you ever watched an occupational therapist work with a child? If so, you might agree that it almost looks like playtime and there’s no actual “therapy” going on. Believe it or not, pediatric occupational therapy is supposed to look like play.  Foundations of pediatric development place the use of play and leisure at the center of growing. As a result, occupational...
6 Ways To Tell Your Child Has Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory is one of the new buzz words in therapy nowadays. The more obvious description for the term sensory is relating to the five commonly known senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. This is a correct interpretation of the word, however, it includes much more, especially with regard to abnormal sensory functioning. Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as SPD,...
5 Ways To Naturally Encourage Your Child's Development
With so much information available on parenting, it is difficult to determine fact from fiction on any given topic. This is further complicated by parents not knowing which choice is best for their child’s unique situation. Major areas of child development that are monitored in early childhood are motor, language, cognition, and emotional development. Each child has a different rate...
8 Tips To Protect Your Teen From the Dangers of Online Dating 1
Thanks to apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge, online dating is becoming increasingly popular. Gone are the days when you could easily track a teenager’s dating habits simply by opening your front door and checking who came to pick them up for a date. Teens have now switched to online channels as a means of finding relationships (or even...
RXBAR Review
The protein bar industry is booming as the desire for healthy convenience continues to rise! Many grab-and-go “nutrition” products contain a hodge-podge of strange ingredients - foreign to everyone except a chemist or food scientist. This brings about the question: what’s healthy and what’s not? Enter RXBAR - the protein bar for minimalists. Owned by Kellogg, the company shamelessly...
Male Infant Circumcision - Making the Case For and Against This Procedure
As a parent, you have a very important decision to make in regards to the circumcision of your son. When a male infant is born, their penis is covered with a hood of skin that covers its head. Circumcision is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the foreskin. Usually, it is performed a day or two after...
6 Postpartum Warning Signs For Moms To Look Out For
Giving birth is one of the most physically transforming events most women will go through in their lifetime. Some compare it to running a marathon. While it’s exciting to meet and care for your new baby, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on with your own health. While most mothers leave the hospital without any problems, here...
A Parent's Guide To Safe Teenage Driving
As a parent, you may have mixed feelings about the thought of your child driving. Having your child drive themselves to sports practices and run errands can definitely free up your time. On the other hand, the roadways are a dangerous place for teens. In fact, car crashes are the #1 killer of teens. This is especially true during...