Children often complain that their legs hurt. This occurs especially after a busy day with lots of walking or running. How can a parent know when it’s just normal “growing pain” or when they should worry and consult their pediatric healthcare provider?

In this month’s Tidewater family plus magazine article, I discuss what growing pains are, what causes them, who this affects, what helps (including certain foods), and when you should be concerned.

Here’s the link to learn more:

Many children are afraid of unfamiliar places, especially when it comes to going to the doctor’s office. They may remember getting vaccines or have heard stories about “shots”. They may not remember the last visit, and just feel anxious about the unknown. There are many things that you, as a parent, can do to help prepare them for the visit, thus calming them. Your preparation will pay off with a smooth visit to the doctor.

Read this month’s article on prepping for the doctor’s visit at Tidewater Family Plus:

No one likes it when their child gets a stomach bug. The child is miserable and lets face it, it’s no fun for parents either. But stomach bugs can be serious and can lead to dehydration. What should you do when your child gets a stomach bug? That is the very topic of this month’s article in Tidwater Family Magazine. Take a look here:

The tripledemic refers to a set of three diseases that have been circulating in the pediatric community this fall and winter (2022-2023). They are influenza (the flu), RSV, and of course Covid-19. Why are we seeing a resurgence of disease? What can you do to protect your children?

I answer these questions and more in the January 2023 edition of the Tidewater Family Plus Magazine which you can read here: