Parents of teens know that this is a tough time for their kids, and many experts point to smartphones and social media as contributing to the worsening mental health of young people. Recent research has shown that social media is not just related to depression, anxiety, and loneliness, but can cause these issues.
Bringing Music into Your Child’s Life
Children seem to love music right from the start, which makes sense since babies in the womb can hear sound beginning around the fourth to the fifth month of pregnancy. Research has shown the many positives of music for kids, so making music part of your child’s life will reap benefits over their lifetime. Music involvement includes listening to music, playing an instrument, singing, and dancing.
Parenting Your Teenager
As kids get older, the joys and challenges of parenting change. Teenagers can be wonderful people—enthusiastic, very involved with friends, and with passionate opinions and feelings. However, they can also be impulsive, take risks and feel invulnerable, creating a setup for poor decisions.
Gun Safety and Your Child
Parents want to keep their children safe, and an increasingly important part of this relates to gun safety. The leading cause of death in the US for kids (those 18 years old and under) is now firearm-related injuries.
Baby, It’s Cold Outside- But Get Out There Anyway!
We know how important it is for our kids to get outside regularly; all that fresh air and running around has numerous benefits. When it is cold, parents sometimes hesitate to let their kids out for fear that colder weather will make them sick. But it is actually the exposure to sick people and the viruses they carry that causes problems this time of year.
Mindfulness for Children
Mindfulness means being present, paying attention to what is happening, and accepting it non-judgmentally.
Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child
Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman As parents, we want our children to eat well. Yet all we can do is set the stage for healthy eating; it is up to the child […]
Talking about racism to children
Contributor: Dr. Elise Herman, KVH Pediatrics Racism is front and center now, and parents may wonder how to have important conversations with their child about diversity, equality, and discrimination. It […]
Healthy Holiday Eating
KVH Contributor*Nicole Norton, MDA, RDN, CDEKVH Diabetes Education The holidays are upon us and many of us are preparing for gatherings with friends and family. Although it can be a […]