Exercising with Asthma

The idea of a run in the park or a game of kickball with friends shouldn’t worry a person with asthma.  

For kids and adults with asthma, exercise is still recommended for its many benefits, and contrary to popular belief, it may actually improve their condition, not make it worse.

Benefits of Therapeutic Yoga for Kids

The use of yoga as a therapeutic tool is gaining popularity as research shows the positive physical and emotional effects of practicing yoga. Yoga can benefit children diagnosed with a variety of special needs, including one of the most common childhood disorders —attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

How to Encourage Positive Sleep Habits with Young Children

How many times have you awoken in the middle of the night because your child was calling your name, or worse, crying? Unfortunately, it is common for children – especially those with chronic health conditions – to have problems falling and staying asleep. The good news is that there are simple ways to encourage positive sleep habits at a young age so your child can enjoy sound sleep throughout his or her lifetime.

Summertime Tips for Kids with Sensory Issues

Sensory IssuesFor kids with sensory issues, summertime brings a new set of considerations and special concerns. The air conditioner is too cold. The sunshine is too bright. The sand is too gritty. Sound familiar? To help your little one have fun in the sun this summer, consider the following:

The Holidays Don’t Have to be Hectic for Children with Autism

The Holidays Don't Have to be Hectic for Children with AutismHoliday gatherings, decorating, shopping and baking can be hectic for parents, but for children with autism spectrum disorders the holidays can be just as stressful. It’s a season filled with unfamiliar people, unexpected situations and overpowering sights and sounds.

Tips to Help Picky Eaters Thrive During the Holiday Season

Pediatric Feeding ProgramThe holiday season is a joyous time filled with friends, family and vast amounts of food. From turkey dinners to candy canes to egg nog, the tastes and textures of the holiday “diet” can be overwhelming for anyone – especially finicky eaters.

Parents: Tips to Care for Yourself When Your Child Is Sick or Injured

counselingWhen your child is sick or injured, worrying about his or her well-being is your first concern. You question: Is he in pain? Did I choose the right doctor? Are we following the best course of treatment?

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Frightful for Children with Autism

Halloween Doesn't Have to Frightful for Children with AutismBetween massive amounts of sugar, scary costumes and strobe lights, Halloween can be an overwhelming night for children and parents alike, but for children with autism spectrum disorders, Halloween can be an especially frightful occasion. Careful planning can be the key to a fun and successful experience for the entire family.

Tips for Teens with Chronic Headaches

Teenagers have any number of “headaches” to deal with – massive amounts of homework, standardized testing, competitive sports and other after-school activities. But how can you help your teen when his or her figurative headaches manifest into painful, chronic headaches?

Concussion: School Re-Entry Strategies for School-Age Kids

pediatric concussionMore than 140,000 children present to emergency departments each year with concussions. Of those, approximately 30 percent are sports-related, but the majority occur as a result of accidents, such as falls from bikes or skateboards or motor-vehicle accidents.