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: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/q-and-a-about-growing-pains

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: https://www.tidewaterfamily.com/health/prepping-for-the-doctors-visit