Category Archives: Health

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Autism & Communicating

HOW TO SHOW SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM IN YOUR COMMUNITY There’s a good chance that you’ll know a child with autism before your own kids have finished high school. Autism spectrum disorder affects as many as 1 out of every 54 children in the United States. An autism diagnosis can leave many […]

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Diabetes I & II in Children

HOW EVERYONE CAN SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH DIABETES According to the American Diabetes Association, around 210,000 children have diabetes, and more are diagnosed every year. “A child with diabetes needs an adult responsible for his or her care to be with them at all times,” says Dr. Christine Burt Solorzano, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at […]

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Sleep Apps for Kids

6 APPS TO HELP WITH BEDTIME ROUTINE & SLEEP With the start of the school year comes the need for more restful sleep for kids. Quality of sleep matters just as much as quantity, and with various distractions, stress, busy schedules, etc. getting kids to wind down for rest can be a challenge. Thankfully, these […]

Kids’ Physicals: What You Need to Know

LOCAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SHARE TIPS AND ADVICE ON HOW TO WORK WITH A PEDIATRICIAN TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH The back-to-school season is a time for getting back in the swing of weekly activities and school-related paperwork. And for many students, that paperwork includes forms for an annual physical. Scheduling a physical in the late […]

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Parent-Baby Classes in Charlottesville

LEARN WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES AT THESE LOCAL PARENT-BABY CLASSES Introducing your child to a variety of activities at a young age is a great way to let them explore their own interests and help them improve their social and motor skills. But signing little ones up for classes can be hard. Maybe your baby […]

Expert Tips on Proper Hydration

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES SHARES TIPS ON HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF DRINKING WATER For your body to be able to work at peak efficiency, you must keep it properly hydrated. When your fluid level gets low, either from illness, medicines you take or playing out in the hot sun, you will get […]

Picture Books About Going to the Dentist

8 BOOKS TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR A VISIT TO THE DENTIST Once your child’s baby teeth have come in and you’ve scheduled his or her first dentist appointment, you may think you’re good to go. Chances are your little one is feeling a little nervous. Remember that sometimes new experiences seem scary to younger […]

When Should a Child Get Braces or Invisalign?

CHARLOTTESVILLE ORTHODONTICS SHARES TIPS ON KNOWING WHEN IT’S TIME TO STRAIGHTEN YOUR CHILD’S TEETH The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit an orthodontist at the age of 7, when permanent teeth begin to erupt and bites can be evaluated. At this age, issues such as cross-bites and crowding may become apparent. In addition […]

Essential Oils that Repel Ticks

LOCAL EXPERT ADVICE AND EASY IDEAS TO HELP REPEL TICKS & MOSQUITOES Warmer weather is here, meaning more time outside with the pesky insects that live there. As we all begin to spend more time in nature, sunscreen and bug spray are musts. Did you know essential oils can also help repel things like ticks and […]

Your Happiness Toolkit

ONE LOCAL MOM & CONFLICT RESOLUTION SPECIALIST SHARES HER EXPERIENCES AND ADVICE FOR FINDING YOUR OWN SELF-SERENITY   First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage. This is what I was hoping for when I met my ex-husband seven years ago. The divorce took over nine months. In the […]