7 ways to encourage your child’s learning
As a parent, helping your child learn at home can be a challenge. If you’re new to homeschooling and just settling into a new role as your child’s teacher, or just trying to help them
Talking to your kids about the novel coronavirus disease
As a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no avoiding the topic of conversation with your kids. News about the virus is everywhere, and children of all ages are feeling the effects. With school closures,
4 ways to help your athlete avoid a concussion
Although concussions happen in an instant, they can have a lasting impact on a young athlete. In a moment of collision, your brain is susceptible to great trauma. A concussion is an injury to the brain
What to pack in your child’s lunchbox
School will soon be in session and for parents, that means you’ll once again be faced with that dreaded daily task: packing your child's lunch. Like most parents, you want to do a good job, which
Why your child should start swimming lessons early
Summer is fast approaching and pools, lakes, ponds and beaches are a fun way to beat the heat. However, water also can be dangerous and can increase the risk of drowning for children if parents
Is your child’s backpack too heavy?
Have you ever noticed your child's backpack might be too heavy? As textbooks are piled on for the new school year, it may appear he or she is carrying around a stack of bricks. If you notice
Could Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea in children can contribute to bed wetting, nightmares, sleepwalking, and even childhood obesity. How would you know if your child had sleep apnea?
Children Learn Best Through Play
Children learn through play. They learn about themselves and the world around them. They learn problem solving, social skills, and fine motor and gross motor skills. They learn counting, letters, matching. The games do not need to be and should not be overtly academic to be educational. Just by virtue of playing games, kids learn.
Sensory Integration Dysfunction: Tips for Helping Your Sensitive Preschooler
Is your child overly sensitive to touch, light, sound or smell? A pediatric OT explains sensory integration dysfunction and offers tips for helping your sensitive child.
The 7-Year-Old Self-Image Diet
Every generation believes their children are forced to grow up quickly. But how quick is too quick? When a 7-year-old comes up with a diet plan full of exercises
Teaching Kids to Eat Right
As a parent, you want your children to be healthy and happy. That's why teaching your kids to eat right is one of the most important things you can do. Here ...
Talking Tobacco With Fifth Graders
What's the right age to educate students about the repercussions of tobacco use? You'd be surprised how much times change. Baylor Irving and the City of Irving school district's, "TobaccokNOw" program is normally introduced in 7th grade classrooms
Tips for Teaching Handwriting to Children
When your child is unable to write legibly or fluidly, you might find that he or she becomes frustrated, avoids doing homework, receives poor grades despite knowing the information or even begins to have a poor self-esteem.