The thought of someone harming your toddler is enough to give you nightmares, and you do everything you can to protect your little one. Sadly, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that approximately 80,000 events of child sexual abuse may not be reported each year. This makes it incredibly important for you to know as a parent that any case of … [Read more...] about Signs That Your Toddler Has Been Touched Inappropriately
Search Results for: Appropriately
As mothers, we do everything we can to make sure our children are healthy and growing appropriately. We make pencil marks on doorways and compare the height of our children to their peers. But what is right and appropriate growth for one child may be different for another. The important thing is that your child continues to make progress on a growth chart. Growth Charts Biology … [Read more...] about Is My Child Growing Appropriately?
Listed below are tips to easily encourage your little one to talk. Read on to learn how to help them expand their vocabulary and use language variety consistently. STOP talking I know this is probably the most difficult thing to do—but, you will be surprised once you stop talking how much more your toddler will talk. As a speech-language pathologist, I have to continuously … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Tips to Encourage your Toddler’s Language Growth
Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
Breastfeeding can be complicated and difficult enough during “normal” times. However, new mothers’ concerns become magnified during a pandemic when in-person resources, like local breastfeeding classes, are not as available. As a certified lactation consultant, I’m here to help by sharing answers to the most common breastfeeding questions and concerns I receive from clients … [Read more...] about Navigating Common Breastfeeding Concerns During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic