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Get Ahead of the Curve

Posted 8/17/2017 by UHBlog

Get Ahead of the Curve

Straight talk about a scoliosis diagnosis.

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Does Your Child Need Glasses?

Posted 8/15/2017 by UHBlog

Does Your Child Need Glasses?

Watch for these seven signs.

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Creepy Crawly

Posted 7/20/2017 by UHBlog

Creepy Crawly

Nice weather often means more time outdoors – which can also mean more encounters with stinging or biting insects.

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Sibling Support

Posted 7/11/2017 by UHBlog

Sibling Support

While siblings of a child with autism spectrum disorder can find the situation challenging, parents can take steps to help everyone in the family understand autism and feel valued and appreciated.

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Go Out With a Bang

Posted 6/16/2017 by UHBlog

Go Out With a Bang

Keep your family safe this Fourth of July by following these fireworks safety tips.

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4 Ways to Kick the Soda Habit

Posted 5/15/2017 by UHBlog

4 Ways to Kick the Soda Habit

Curb the soda habit with these tips.

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5 Keys to Raising a Happy Child

Posted 5/8/2017 by UHBlog

5 Keys to Raising a Happy Child

Learn how to give your children the support they need to grow up happy.

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The Opioid Addiction Crisis

Posted 5/4/2017 by UHBlog

The Opioid Addiction Crisis

The opioid epidemic is a national affliction affecting communities across the country and in Northeast Ohio. Find out how to keep your child safe and learn the signs of addiction.

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Is Your Pediatrician Your Kid’s BFF?

Posted 4/20/2017 by UHBlog

Is Your Pediatrician Your Kid's BFF?

Follow these seven tips for finding the right pediatrician for your child.

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Is It Bedwetting or Something More Serious?

Posted 4/13/2017 by UHBlog

Is It Bedwetting or Something More Serious?

When is your child’s bedwetting a cause for concern?

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Signs Your Child May Have Celiac Disease

Posted 4/12/2017 by UHBlog

Signs Your Child May Have Celiac Disease

Should your child be gluten-free? Learn the signs of celiac disease.

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Coping with Anxious Kids

Posted 3/15/2017 by UHBlog

Coping with Anxious Kids

Learn how to recognize when your child is displaying signs of excessive fear, worry or anxiety.

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Snuff Out Smoking

Posted 3/8/2017 by UHBlog

Snuff Out Smoking

Follow these tips to help discourage your kids from smoking and encourage them to choose healthier behaviors instead

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How to Keep Your Child’s Schedule in Balance

Posted 2/28/2017 by UHBlog

How to Keep Your Child’s Schedule in Balance

Is your kid participating in too many activities? Learn how to scale back and find a balance – for your sake and your child’s.

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Getting on Schedule: Benefits of Well-Child Visits

Posted 1/12/2017 by UHBlog

Getting on Schedule: Benefits of Well-Child Visits

Regular visits to the doctor when your child is well are just as important as going when they are sick.

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8 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immunity

Posted 12/7/2016 by UHBlog

8 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immunity

A healthy immune system is key to helping prevent infections, viruses and other childhood illnesses.

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Manners Still Matter

Posted 12/6/2016 by UHBlog

Manners Still Matter

Teaching your children politeness, kindness and manners is an important aspect of their social development.

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Practical Advice for Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Posted 12/1/2016 by UHBlog

Practical Advice for Raising Kids in the Digital AgeHow much screen time is too much? New guidelines for parents give suggestions on how much children should be viewing.

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What to Do When Your Child Comes Out

Posted 11/29/2016 by UHBlog

What to Do When Your Child Comes Out

How a parent reacts to a child’s coming out can have a lifelong impact on the relationship.

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How to Take the Stress Out of the Holidays for Kids

Posted 11/17/2016 by UHBlog

How to Take the Stress Out of the Holidays for Kids

The whirlwind of activities surrounding the holiday season can cause stress for kids as well as adults.

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Take the Helicopter Parent Quiz

Posted 11/9/2016 by UHBlog

Take the Helicopter Parent Quiz.

Hovering over every aspect of your child’s life can impede their growth and sense of independence. Find out if you have helicopter parent tendencies.

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Why Your Child Should Try New Sports

Posted 10/25/2016 by UHBlog

Why Your Child Should Try New Sports

If a child is experiencing frustration or injuries in one sport, encourage them to try something new.

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How Much Sleep is Needed at Each Stage of Life

Posted 10/24/2016 by UHBlog

How Much Sleep is Needed at Each Stage of Life

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your child’s physical and mental growth.

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5 Ways Pokémon Go Is Already Changing the Real World

Posted 10/21/2016 by UHBlog

5 Ways Pokémon Go Is Already Changing the Real World

Did your kids spend their summer catching Pokémon? Learn how the worldwide craze may have some lasting positive effects.

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An Empty Nest Doesn’t Mean an Empty Life

Posted 10/18/2016 by UHBlog

An Empty Nest Doesn’t Mean an Empty Life

It may take some adjusting, but parents can experience a new and exciting phase in life after their youngest moves out.

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How to Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child

Posted 9/16/2016 by UHBlog

Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child

Seeking out the reason behind your child’s resistance to doing homework is a good first step in helping him get back on track.

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4 Reasons You Must Read Aloud to Your Kid

Posted 8/16/2016 by UHBlog

Reasons You Must Read Aloud to Your Kid

Get into a regular reading habit with your child.

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Your Back-to-School Checklist

Posted 7/29/2016 by UHBlog

Your Back-to-School Checklist

Is your child ready to start school? We can help.

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Teaching Kids to Manage Their Health Care at College

Posted 7/25/2016 by UHBlog

Teaching Kids to Manage Their Health Care at College

Prepare your child for health care self-sufficiency.

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Five Keys to Raising Responsible Children

Posted 7/22/2016 by UHBlog

Five Keys to Raising Responsible Children

Teaching your child how to be responsible is one of the most important tasks of a parent.

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Understanding Growth Charts

Posted 7/14/2016 by UHBlog

Understanding Growth Charts

Growth charts help doctors track your child’s individual growth patterns over the years.

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Sibling Rivalry Remedies

Posted 6/17/2016 by UHBlog

Sibling Rivalry Remedies

If families are nature’s masterpieces, then every parent knows when sibling rivalry is in the picture, it can take years for the paint to dry.

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How to Handle Unsolicited Parenting Advice

Posted 5/16/2016 by UHBlog

How to handle unwanted parenting advice

Keep an open mind when you receive unwanted advice.

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8 Dos and Don’ts for Better Parenting with Your Partner

Posted 4/28/2016 by UHBlog

What are the dos and don’ts?

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Teaching Your Child Tolerance

Posted 4/14/2016 by UHBlog

Teaching Your Child Tolerance

Lead by example.

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Taking Time for Mom

Posted 4/13/2016 by UHBlog

Taking Time for Mom

Even mothers need a holiday.

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Think There’s No Instruction Manual For Raising Teens? Think Again

Posted 3/31/2016 by UHBlog

If you need guidelines on setting ground rules for your teenager, ask us. Just when you think you’ve finally gotten a handle on the most effective ways to raise and support your child, the teenage years hit – and suddenly everything changes. “The teenage years are a challenging developmental period,” says clinical psychologist Carolyn Ievers-Landis, PhD. “Teenagers don’t have the fully developed frontal lobes that adults have, which can really affect their ju...

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Talking with Children about Cancer

Posted 11/16/2015 by UHBlog

Things to think about before you talk Like adults, children are affected by changes and major life events. When an adult they care about has cancer, it is important to know how children are feeling and allow them to express these feelings when they need to. Children benefit when adults give them honest facts that are best suited to their age. Adults can help them talk about their feelings and be on hand when questions or concerns arise. Parents and other caregivers are often the best people to h...

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7 Best Apps for Cautious Parents

Posted 11/10/2015 by UHBlog

Your kids are “growing up digital.” Ask us how you can help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. As a parent, you know all too well how pervasive technology is in your child’s life. How can you make sure that the apps, video games and social media your kids use aren’t harming or exposing them to unsafe situations? According to pediatrician Ernesto Gerardo, MD, it starts with instilling your values and expectations. “When parents are interacti...

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10 Strategies to Stop Screen Addiction

Posted 9/28/2015 by UHBlog

Are you worried that your children are plugged in and tuned out? We can help reconnect them. One generation ago, your parents worried about how much time you spent in front of the TV. Today, the chances are pretty good that your concern for your children extends beyond how many cartoons they're watching. “Screen time is not just TV time,” says pediatrician Lolita McDavid, MD. “Screen time is anything electronic your children can access.” Your children may be using their ...

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