The school year is just getting started, and hopefully your child has developed a good routine for homework. If they have not, now is the time to make changes and establish good habits. Parents of my patients have shared some of the skirmishes they’ve experienced, and as I tell them, “You are not alone.”
If you battle over homework, or your child struggles to get assignments completed in time, consider taking a look at his or her homework routine to see how it can be improved. By taking an active interest in their homework, the battle can be less severe or even eliminated. You are showing kids that what they do is important, and, furthermore, you’re helping them develop habits and skills that will help them throughout their lives. Here are some tips to guide the way: Read more
Breakfast gets missed in the rush of school mornings for many sleepy teens.
Here are a few quick breakfast ideas for growing teens that may make your mornings more pleasant:
As kids return to school, chances are you’ll start to encounter runny noses and sore throats. As a parent, you’re often faced with the decision as to whether your child is well enough to go to school.
Before making such a decision, parents should consider how their child will be able to function in class, and if they are a danger to the other students.
One in six children and one in nine adults in Dane County have food insecurity, according to the national hunger-relief organization Feeding America.
The United States Department of Agriculture defines food security as having access, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. Families may be considered food-insecure if they have anxiety about having enough food in the house, have to buy food of low quality or have to eat less or less often.
Frequent readers of our blog know we like to talk about safety. And this is going to be another one of those posts. It started because one of our orthopedic surgeons commented that in the last 6 days (days!) our Emergency Department has treated 2 children for lawn mowers injuries. As many of us have a summer season of lawn mowing ahead of us, it seemed like a good time to go over some tips to help keep everyone safe.