Many parents are looking for ways to teach their children the importance of seeking out diverse people, ideas, and experiences while learning, themselves, that the goal is equitable treatment for our Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Here is advice from one of our pediatric child psychologists.
Our LGBTQ+ friends, family and neighbors have faced long-standing challenges in our society from increased rates of mental health issues to higher rates of substance use, but during the COVID-19 quarantine, they are managing another daunting issue. Pride Month is celebrated every June, and in honor of this month we’d like to address this important issue.
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a popular recreational activity and they can be a useful tool for those who own large areas of land or farms, however the UVM Medical Center reports a threefold increase in ATV-related injuries in the Emergency Department this season.
The school year is ending and many summer camps and childcare programs remain closed prompting families to get creative in the way they entertain their children. More and more of these popping up in backyards, now seems like a good time to talk about safety.
Parents have been asking me some moving questions recently. What is the right age to take their young child to the movies? How can that trip be a successful one? Well, let me see if I can screen out parental concerns and shed some “lights, camera, and action” on this topic! What Does Ready Look […]
With the health care experts from Central Vermont Medical Center, University of Vermont Health Network. Every flu season, people decide not to get the flu shot for reasons based on misconceptions about flu and flu vaccines. To help you make an informed decision, we put five of the most common myths under the microscope to […]
While Halloween can be a very exciting time for children and parents, it can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. One scary fact is that, on average, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as on any other day of the year. It […]
Parents have recently appeared less secure about their child still holding on to their favorite blanket or stuffed animal, even though they are no longer infants or toddlers. Well, this week let me cover your concerns with some information on this topic. Is having a security object normal? Having a security object like a blanket […]
There are many myths and misconceptions about warts. We’ve probably all heard that one about getting them from touching a frog or toad. While you probably shouldn’t touch these amphibians for other reasons (some have toxins in their skin), warts, like many rashes in children, are caused by a virus (human papillomavirus). Who it affects […]
With February being National Heart Month, parents have been pumping me about their children’s heart health. Let me get to the heart of the matter and talk about the prevention of heart disease, beginning in childhood. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the US. There are risk factors that […]