Survey: Parents to Wait to Get Kids’ COVID Vaccine

Invisibly: “Parents Are Cautious to Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID.” NBC News: “Pfizer requests FDA clearance for vaccine in kids ages 12 to 15.” Today: “When will kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? What we know now.” News release, Johnson & Johnson, April 2, 2021. Tanya Haas, North Branch, NY. Gretchen Schaeffer, Bangor, ME. Donna… Continue reading Survey: Parents to Wait to Get Kids’ COVID Vaccine

Things Parents of Kids With ADHD Wish You Knew

It takes a lot of time, effort, and patience to be a good parent, especially if your child has ADHD. But even though millions of children have the disorder, faulty ideas about it are widespread. Here’s what some parents of kids with ADHD want you to know. Don’t label my child a “bad… Continue reading Things Parents of Kids With ADHD Wish You Knew

How to Deal With Toxic Parents

Though she didn’t yet know the term “toxic,” Rashawnda James knew something was very off about her relationship with her mother when she was just 13 years old. “I realized that in the conversations at school that they were talking as though their parents were around a lot,” she says. James’s parent, a crack cocaine… Continue reading How to Deal With Toxic Parents

Poll: 1 in 4 Parents Won't Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID

THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than one-quarter of U.S. parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids for COVID-19, and roughly as many oppose school-required coronavirus shots, a new study finds. This opposition was more common among moms than dads, and was especially common among white mothers who identified as Republican/Republican-leaning, the… Continue reading Poll: 1 in 4 Parents Won't Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID

Summer camp: What parents need to know this year

It’s time to make summer plans, and for many families, those plans include summer camp. After the year we’ve had, the idea of getting out of the house, being active, and seeing other children sounds very appealing. While there is reason to hope that this summer will be better than 2020, the reality is that… Continue reading Summer camp: What parents need to know this year

School reopening? What parents need to know and can do

It’s amazing how something as ordinary as going to school can become frightening and overwhelming during a pandemic. While some children have been attending school throughout the pandemic, most have been learning remotely, or in a hybrid model of some remote and some in person. As we pass the one-year mark, it has become increasingly… Continue reading School reopening? What parents need to know and can do

Living With Your Older Parents: What to Know

When John Hubbard left Alabama to move back in with his mother in Beaufort, SC, in 2002, he couldn’t foresee how much his life would change. The two had a good relationship, and Hubbard was happy to be back in his hometown. But when his mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 2 years later and… Continue reading Living With Your Older Parents: What to Know

Returning to sports and physical activity after COVID-19: What parents need to know

While most children and teens who have COVID-19 recover completely, sometimes the virus can have lasting effects. One of those effects can be damage to the muscle of the heart — and if a damaged heart is stressed by exercise, it can lead to arrhythmias, heart failure, or even sudden death. This appears to be… Continue reading Returning to sports and physical activity after COVID-19: What parents need to know

When Your Aging Parents Are Difficult

Parent-child relationships change as you reach your own adulthood, and your roles may shift. But what if your parents become more and more difficult, or seem irrational, with age? How can you stay patient and respectful while keeping your own peace of mind? Draw Clear Boundaries Corrine Ptacek, of Roselle, IL, lives about… Continue reading When Your Aging Parents Are Difficult

Heavy metals in baby food? What parents should know and do

If there is anything you can trust to be safe, it should be baby food, right? Well… maybe not. A report from the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform says that commercial baby foods are tainted with dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. Which baby food companies are involved? The report was… Continue reading Heavy metals in baby food? What parents should know and do