Tablets and smartphones are great for keeping your child entertained on long car rides or rainy days, but it’s easy for kids to get hooked on their digital devices. Here’s how your household can cut down on screen time. Screen time is among the most controversial topics in modern parenting. Most agree that kids’ screen time should be monitored and capped to some degree, but opinions vary widely on just what limitations should be set. While some parents adhere strictly to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (APA) recommendation of no more than one hour of screen time per day (on average), others are more f
The health consequences of climate change disproportionately affect children. Fortunately, there are steps parents, teachers, and coaches can take to keep young people healthy.
Cold season is right around the corner. Here’s how to soothe your child’s symptoms from the comfort of your own home. Temperatures may be dropping, but you know what’s on the rise? Runny noses, sneezes, and fevers. That’s right: cold season is coming in hot. Children under the age of five are at an especially high risk of infection, and because they spend so much time sharing classrooms, desks, and toys with other children around their own age, germs can be nearly impossible to avoid at this time of year. Unfortunately, mosts colds are viral infections, which means they can’t be cleared up with an
Traveling with children can be stressful, but careful preparation can ensure your journey goes smoothly. As the holiday season approaches, many families are hammering down their travel plans. Whether it’s a trip to see the German Christmas markets in person or just a short flight across the state to see grandma, holiday travel can be stressful — especially when you’re traveling with a small child for the first time. Fortunately, careful planning can make your travel experience all but stress-free, and a successful first flight can lay the groundwork for a lifetime of enjoyable travel experiences for your
Plant-based milks may be seen as a health food, but they’re not necessarily healthy for young children. Plant-based milks are among the latest health food crazes, but according to a new set of nutritional guidelines released by experts from the American Heart Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, they may not be healthy for everyone. These new guidelines may hold some surprises for parents, as many of their recommendations contravene popular beliefs about what beverages are healthy for kids to drin