Tag: parent

Ways to Be a Great Parent While You Travel

When we think of travel, we typically think of far-away gorgeous places and longed-for relaxation. A cocktail? A beach? A historic cobblestone street? Really, the world is your oyster.  But when your travel necessitates being away from your kids — regardless of whether it’s for work or pleasure — it becomes significantly more complicated. How

Injury to a parent can lead to sleep issues in children and teens

Research has shown that getting a good night’s sleep plays an important role in children’s growth and development, both physically and emotionally. When children face an unsettling experience, such as the injury of a parent, it can alter their sleep habits, according to new research being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National

6 Late-Summer Allergens Every Parent Should Know

There is exactly one good thing to be said about allergies and that is that at least they’re not contagious. Otherwise, these reactions to irritants, with symptoms that include itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing and headaches are exactly what you don’t want to experience, much less stand by and watch your children suffer through.  Although

Parent cleansing paramount prior to skin-to-skin care

Neonatal intensive care units increasingly encourage meaningful touch and skin-to-skin care—aka “kangaroo care—between parents and premature babies to aid the babies’ development. But a Michigan children’s hospital practicing skin-to-skin care noticed an unwanted side effect in 2016—a spike in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infections among newborns. Hospital staff hypothesized that the two events were connected and