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How To Lower Your Child’s Anxiety About Having A Vaccine

How To Lower Your Child’s Anxiety About Having A Vaccine

Many children will face anxiety-related not only to going to the doctor but specifically to get their vaccines. While your child is more likely to face anxiety about getting vaccines themselves, it's also not uncommon for you, as a parent, to feel anxious about taking your child to the doctor as well. How To Lower Your Child's Anxiety About Having A Vaccine That being said, there are steps that you can take to reduce your child's and your anxiety relating to vaccinations. Here are some tips to try next time you're planning to visit the doctor with your anxious child:…
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Regretting Parenthood is a Thing | What You Need to Know

Regretting Parenthood is a Thing | What You Need to Know

For many, starting a family is considered a blessing. Popular culture is filled with films and TV shows that celebrate and glorify parenthood. Despite the abundance of this trope, it’s perfectly normal to feel some regret over having a baby. Regretting Parenthood is a Thing Everyone can agree that regardless of whether you enjoy being a parent or not, your life profoundly changes. Though these feelings are stigmatized, they should be unpacked and discussed to be properly dealt with. Here’s what you should know about regretting parenthood. What is “parental regret”? Parental regret refers to a spectrum of grief some…
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How You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays

How You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays

Managing Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays Let’s face it, both this holiday season and the stress of this year isn’t fun.  While you may think that you have it all, it can be a bit hard to keep it together, especially when you have many obligations. You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do to keep your mental health up despite both of these going on at once, and we’ll go into it here. Get Help if You’re Stressed If this year has already been taking a toll…
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Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring

Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring

Stop Snoring Snoring is one of the most common disruptors of sleep in the United States. It impacts around 57% of men and 40% of women. Even kids are affected by it – up to 27% of American children snore. Snoring occurs when airflow past your relaxed throat tissues as you sleep. This airflow causes the tissues to rattle and vibrate, causing the noise we call snoring. Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring While many people snore lightly with little cause for concern, snoring can also be a signifier of underlying health issues. Want to stop snoring? If snoring…
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Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know

Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder characterized by breathing difficulties while asleep. It is a condition in which there is blockage or narrowing of the upper airway, which often results in loud snoring, choking, mouth-breathing, and general difficulty in breathing while sleeping. It is estimated that 1 to 10 percent of children may have some form of sleep apnea. Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know Children and adults can both experience sleep apnea, but the consequences for children are greater. When the condition is left untreated, it can develop into complications that affect crucial development, growth,…
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Relieving Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

Relieving Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that is often caused by a traumatic injury, stress, or infection. It can cause severe pain, which can make it very difficult for you to sleep. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to sleep, it can amplify the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia even more. This article will explore how fibromyalgia affects your sleep and a few helpful ways you can manage sleep issues caused by it. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a type of musculoskeletal pain that increases the number of painful sensations sent throughout your body. This is because there’s a slight problem in the connection…
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The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development

The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development

Playing in different ways and situations is vital to early childhood development. It’s good for their physicality, their mentality, and their senses too. This guide will explore the four different kinds of sensory play every child should experience for child development, including: Functional and observational playExploratory and sensory play activitiesGoal-orientated playImaginative and inclusive play The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development Let’s give your kids a boost and help them have a good time while they learn some essential life lessons. “Children who play more are more self-regulated, cooperative, considerate, friendly, and socially competent.  They display more appropriate social…
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The real benefits of going to the playground

The real benefits of going to the playground

The idea that kids make friends effortlessly stems from the fact they’re in classes together and work in groups. This emotional development in children is because they see each other nearly every day, so it’s easy. However, outside the classroom, some kids struggle. It’s the shy and nervous ones who are likely to be alone at break time or on holidays as they’re not naturally social or outgoing. Maybe they need the help of a playground? The real benefits of going to the playground Does playing aid emotional development?Social skills and playtimeIs playing alone bad? Let’s explore the benefits of…
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Managing Summer Sensory Overload

Managing Summer Sensory Overload

Summer adds sweat, dirt, and bugs to the sensory overload some kids already experience outside. Manage sensory overload with these quick tips. Summer is a time of sunshine, play, and laughter. For people with sensory overload difficulties, though, summertime can be a minefield of stressors. Whether it's light, sound, touch, or heat sensitivity, summer can press on all these boundaries. Managing Summer Sensory Overload If you or your child is dealing with stress around the summertime, it's essential to know that you're not alone. There are steps you can take to be prepared for whatever might come your way. Here's…
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Empowered Brain: The First Wearable System for Children with Autism

Empowered Brain: The First Wearable System for Children with Autism

Empowered Brain, the first wearable system for autistic children (previously only available at schools) is now available in home! Keep reading to find out more! As the school year starts again, many children are going back virtually.  Emergency online schooling last year proved that our children with special needs were not getting all the resources needed.  Now, as the new year begins, there is additional anxiety from children and parents.  How will we be able to make sure our children are engaged, occupied, and able to handle this newfound anxiety and uncertainty? The creators of Brain Power are now offering…
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