In April 2020, just a few weeks into the COVID pandemic, Amy Wardwell’s family took a break from a day of virtual learning to get outside for some fresh air. It was unseasonably warm, Amy recalls, and her two boys, Quinn and Alex, were wearing shorts and t-shirts as they played basketball in the driveway […]
Winter is coming whether we like it or not. Even though COVID-19 may be reducing our travel, it’s still important to know how to safely dress your child when they are riding in the car. While you want to keep them warm, wearing a winter coat in the car might be dangerous. Test to ensure […]
Children and families managing medically complex care are no stranger to the health care system. You know the language, the routines and you’re likely very comfortable being your child’s advocate. But even so, it is important that you feel informed and prepared for the time when your child needs to transition from pediatric to adult […]
Parents have been asking me what it takes to ensure they do a good job parenting their children – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. My answer is an easy one—but cannot be done without the help of parents and other caregivers —and that is to focus on building resilience in your children so they can turn what they feel are their […]
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 […]