Experiencing an injury can be a traumatic event for children and adolescents as well as their parents and caregivers. While not all children experience long-term emotional problems related to injuries, there are some things to be aware of to help your child during recovery.
The most frequent issues that require long-term care include constipation, incontinence (stool and/or urinary accidents), urologic problems, reproductive health-related care and ongoing psychosocial care.
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As parents, it can be upsetting and confusing to see children intentionally hurting each other physically or emotionally. When bullying occurs, we search for simple explanations and solutions. Read More
Therapeutic Recreation (TR) includes activities, often viewed as fun, that can provide tangible, positive, clinical outcomes for children. A psychologist named Mihály Csíkszentmihály described it as “flow” or “highly focused mental state,” where time “flies.” Read More
Whether it’s the gentle purr of your toddler or wall-shaking snoring of your teenager, snoring can be a source of concern for any parent. Recent research has shown that sleep is important in brain development, learning, staying healthy and maintaining attention. Read More
If you are the parent of a teenager, you likely know that they spend a lot of time using technology – whether it’s a cell phone, tablet or laptop. With calling, texting, internet browsing, games, social media apps and dating apps at your teens’ fingertips, it becomes difficult for parents to monitor digital behaviors. Read More
What is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is a device implanted into the inner ear to directly stimulate the hearing nerve. Cochlear implants may be needed when hearing aids no longer work for a child. Read More
Eighth Grade tells the story of Kayla Day, a quiet, nervous, 13-year-old, played beautifully by Elsie Fisher. It turns out, not much has changed since I was an eighth-grader, other than a few decades and an elephant in the room called social media. Read More
Bath time is a great time to develop a routine as well as bond and play with your infant or toddler. Most children love to play in the water, sing songs and play with bath toys. While bath time can be a time for bonding, it is also important for parents and caregivers to make safety a priority. Read More
Certain body functions related to growth and metabolism have a rhythm that are established by the sleep-wake cycle. When we don’t sleep long enough or maintain a sleep routine, these rhythms are disrupted. This can lead to changes in appetite, exercise stamina and eventually weight gain. Read More