Outdoor Play and Your Child’s Development

While some of us focus on the political state of our country, I am focused on the politics of the playground – specifically, recess. Truly not just recess, but all unstructured outdoor playtime set aside for young children. As parents today struggle with carefully planning their children’s schedules, it’s important that they define the line across which their children go from being enriched, to being overscheduled. In schools, the quest for higher standardized test scores has recess being cut out and extra class-time added in.

What to do When Your Child is Diagnosed with Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition that inflames an individual’s airways, and it is very common among younger children. If your child has recently been diagnosed with this respiratory disease, then you will need to come up with a comprehensive plan to reduce their risk of an asthma attack. Here are a few tactics and strategies that you can use to keep your child healthy and comfortable in the coming years.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Help Kids Beat the Blues

Many adults think of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as something that couldn’t possibly impact children. After all, kids get to enjoy snow days while their parents shovel out and go to work. They also enjoy lengthy holiday breaks followed by several three-day weekends when their folks still must report to the office.

Six Postpartum Tips for New Moms

Being a new mom is extremely exciting and rewarding, but it also comes with it’s challenges.  It can be confusing figuring out how to add the responsibility of caring for your child into your life, and you’re going to ask a million times over, am I doing this right?  Here are some postpartum tips for helping new moms ease into the whirlwind of motherhood.