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The Delta Variant and Kids: Here’s What Parents Should Know

September 15, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health

The news is full of stories about how contagious the Delta variant of the coronavirus is. Find out what the variant means for unvaccinated children and what parents can do to keep them safe. In many ways, life is quickly bouncing back to the way it was pre-pandemic times, and sometimes it seems like the pandemic is completely over thanks to the widespread availability of coronavirus vaccines. Unfortunately, we’re still far from the end of this nightmare. In recent months, the Delta variant has become the dominant COVID strain in the United States — and it does not seem to be slowing its course any time s...

Is Omega-3 Safe for Kids?

August 31, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
Is Omega-3 Safe for Kids?

You may know about the health benefits of omega-3 for adults. Well, omega-3 helps kids stay healthy, too! Here’s how kids of all ages can benefit from taking omega-3s. So, can kids take Omega-3 for a healthier body and mind? Short answer: yes! Omega-3s are good for people of all ages, even infants in the womb. But just like any vitamin or supplement, many factors affect how much omega-3 you need and how you should ingest it. Let’s take a look at how omega-3s can help kids stay healthy! What is Omega-3? Omega-3 is a group of polyunsaturated fatty ac...

What’s Causing My Toddler’s Teeth Grinding?

August 17, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep
What’s Causing My Toddler’s Teeth Grinding?

It can be worrisome to hear your child grinding their teeth, but the good news is that they’ll probably grow out of it. Until then, learn more about the condition here: You may have noticed that your toddler is constantly moving their mouth while they sleep. That movement might be accompanied by the sound of grinding or clicking when the teeth rub together. These are all signs that your little one might be grinding their teeth.  Teeth grinding (called bruxism) in children is actually more common than people think — it’s estimated that 2 to 3 out of every 10 children will clench or grind their...

How Does Snoring Impact Learning Problems?

August 11, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep

A new study finds a connection between snoring and structural changes in children’s brains. Those changes can lead to learning problems commonly associated with other disorders. Everyone knows that sleep is vital when it comes to children’s development. It’s no surprise then that parents often become worried when they hear their kids snoring — especially given that snoring is most commonly associated with older adults. While occasional snoring in children is usually of little concern, frequent or severe snoring can be a sign of disturbed breathing durin...

Does My Child Need Glasses?

July 19, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
Does My Child Need Glasses?

When children have vision problems, it can seriously affect their development. Learn the signs to watch out for to get your child glasses as soon as they need them.    Every parent wants their child to perform at their best, but sometimes undetected vision problems can interfere with a developmental success. In fact, glasses can often be a much easier (and less expensive) solution for maximizing a child’s success than some of the other common interventions like hiring a slew of tutors and enrolling children in after-school enrichment programs.  However, knowing when to get glasses for your child can be to...