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Flu Vaccine 2018-2019

Has your child had their flu vaccine? Flu vaccinations for the 2018-2019 season have started!  We will keep our supply status updated here.  Our vaccines usually arrive in small batches so check back regularly if you don’t see your child’s dose available right now. Nose spray flu vaccine (Flumist) has been approved by the CDC, but […]

Cocooning your Newborn

Cocooning your Newborn One of the greatest things you can do to help keep your newborn healthy is to make sure the people around them are healthy. We refer to this as cocooning your newborn. A great way to make sure other people are not transferring germs to your little one is through hand washing, […]

Puberty: Discussions with Your Daughter

Puberty: Discussions with Your Daughter It is best to be honest and to have multiple little talks or discussions with your daughter about what to expect during puberty and menstruation. One big talk can be overwhelming and a lot of information to process!  The best time to have these discussions is before any changes take […]

Puberty and Your Son

Puberty and Your Son As a parent, it is important to talk to your son about puberty and expected body changes before they occur.  Parents may feel awkward at times discussing puberty with their children, but being open and honest about puberty allows room for discussion and questions. If you treat the idea of puberty […]

Body Talk and Your Preschooler

Body Talk and Your Preschooler When your child is around the age of three years old, it is a good time to start talking to them more about their body. This should include teaching them the proper names of their body parts, teaching them what parts of their body are private, and teaching them about […]

Stuttering: Normal or Not?

Stuttering: Normal or Not? As your toddler or preschooler increase their vocabulary and language development, they may encounter some bumps along the way.  Disfluencies in their speech (e.g., word or phrase repetitions) is often observed in these age groups, but can actually be a normal part of their development. Below is a chart from the […]

Sports and Grade-School

Sports and Grade-School If your child is a grade-schooler, this is a great age to let them try out different team sports.  Let them try out several sports if feasible to see what it is they really enjoy. Sports teach your child about life in many ways including how to work with others, how to […]

A Tough One to Tackle – Football and Head Injuries

    With fall sports around the corner, many parents are weighing the risks and benefits of youth tackle football and wondering the all-important question “is it safe for my child?” Growing evidence suggests that repeated blunt force impacts to the head put children at risk of developing a neurogenerative disease, known as Chronic Traumatic […]

Foot loose and screen free!

Foot loose and screen free! Screens, they’re everywhere!  From our phones, to tablets, to TV’s,and more.  It is easier than ever to connect online, but many families are looking for ways to unplug.  This summer is a great time to go screen free.  Even if you cannot completely go screen free, there are lots of […]

Don’t let it bug you!

Don’t let it bug you! Children are at higher risk for health effects from exposure to pesticides than adults, because their internal organs are still developing and maturing. They can come into contact with pesticides stored or applied in their homes, yards, child care centers, schools, parks, or on pets. Babies and toddlers love to put their hands […]