While available evidence indicates that most children are not at higher risk for COVID-19, there are plenty of challenges facing parents and families during the pandemic – from concerns about how to keep children healthy, to helping them stay active and get the social interactions that are part of a healthy and fulfilling life as […]
Most children have probably heard of COVID-19, and may have questions about both the virus and wearing masks, especially when it comes to going out in public, to daycare or returning to school. For parents, answering those questions can be a challenge. Nilgun Zimakas, MD, a pediatrician with UVM Children’s Hospital, gives us guidance on how to talk to your children about mask wearing. Part […]
While our communities slowly re-open, access to summer camps and childcare is still limited meaning many grandparents may find themselves providing care for their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent, you may already feel comfortable looking after your grandchildren, but if this is a new arrangement for your family, we have a few tips to […]
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.
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.
The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital at the UVM Medical Center is holding its tenth annual Children’s Memorial Service on Sunday, November 10, 2012, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Ira Allen Chapel on the campus of the University of Vermont. The service provides parents and families an annual opportunity to honor the memory of a child […]
Nothing seems to take the fun out of summer more than when a child complains of an ear ache during the family’s vacation at the beach. This week, let me lend everyone an ear and a few tips on something we call swimmer’s ear. While most ear infections during the winter are usually caused as […]