Do you ever wonder if your child is gifted? Is your child excelling academically or in another area? Giftedness means that your child has a higher than average ability in an area such as art, dance, leadership, sports or academics. Read more in the Tidewater Family Magazine: The Gifted Child
Are you aware that there are 3,500 infant deaths annually in the U.S.? Many of these deaths are preventable. Sleep babies on their back. Be sure to keep toys and pillows out of the crib. No bumper pads are needed. Take a look at this months article in the Tidewater Family magazine to learn more about safe sleeping for infants.
Tis the season for family fun, holiday travel, and of course…the gift that keeps on giving….the family cold. If you have brought home (and passed around) that family cold,like we have in our family, you may have some questions about what a cold really is, how to prevent it from spreading AND most importantly what to do once you’ve got it! Take a look at this month’s column (raising today’s child) called Q & A about Colds in the Tidewater Family Magazine. CLICK HERE TO LINK.
Kids need Vitamin D….
Many kids are not getting enough milk daily. If your kids won’t drink milk, consider a supplement containing Calcium and Vitamin D. Breast-fed infants need Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron to prevent Vitamin D deficiency and Rickets (bowing of the legs). Read more:
Sadly, this month is the one year anniversary of my nephew’s suicide. Let’s help prevent suicide. If you or someone you know needs help with thoughts of suicide, reach out….call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741. You may be able to prevent a family tragedy just by caring and spreading a message of hope. Join me in praying that not one more family will endure the pain of suicide.
Is your baby crying?
Never shake a baby!
Shaking can cause permanent brain damage, coma and even death. Step away. Take a break.
Check the basics
Are they thirsty? Give a bottle. Are they wet? Change a diaper. Do they have gas? Burp them. Are they too warm? Take a sweater off. Are they too cool? Put a sweater on.
Rocking, walking, baby wearing, car rides (in a car seat, backwards facing), white noice (fan or vacuum), a pacifier, soft music, or a stroller ride may help.
I’m pleased to be a guest on Dr. Christine Bacon’s Friday talk show “Breakfast with Bacon” on Friday September 15th from 11 am until noon. We’ll be discussing my book “Raising Today’s Baby” and my mission for Raising Today’s Child, LLC on WKQA 1110 am. Catch the discussion live or through Dr Bacon’s website. Dr Christine Bacon: Breakfast with Bacon
Sleep is vital to good health. This is never more true than with kids. Are you aware that children need 10 hours of sleep each night? I’m chuckling as it’s after 11pm….and I need more sleep as well. I’d bet, you do too! Since you’re not sleeping anyway, please take a look at my September column on getting a healthy night’s sleep in the Tidewater Family Magazine. Maybe it’ll make you sleepy….yawn…..
Check out this month’s column in the Tidewater Family Magazine (August 2017) titled “Remember the Physical”. I talk about the different types of physicals and why they are so very important. If you haven’t yet scheduled your child’s physical, please remember to do so soon. You’ll need it for sports, college, and kindergarten. Take a look! Read article here!