As something approaches your open eye, your natural reaction is to close to to protect your eye. This makes administering eye drops to children particularly difficult. When your doctor prescribes eye drops, you need to give them to your child on schedule, whether she likes it or not. You may need a firm hand to keep the eye open, but once you get the proper technique down, it … [Read more...] about The Proper Way to Administer Eye Drops to Children
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Regardless of where you live, the pandemic is continuing to have an impact. Last year at this time, two of my six kids were impacted by graduation ceremonies being canceled. One child was finishing high school, another was wrapping up life as an elementary school student. In our house, it meant no ceremonies, no proms, no end-of-year school trips or parties. This year is … [Read more...] about Graduation is upon us…. but so is the pandemic!
Fifteen years ago, a single book I picked up in the Boston Airport helped me leave an abusive job, seek help for a spiraling eating disorder and pursue my passion for writing. There is no doubt, when I look back at the last decade plus, (during which I got healthy, married, had my first child and became a published author), that a book saved my life. Throughout my life, I’ve … [Read more...] about The Book That Saved My Life (and the books that are helping mom’s through the pandemic)
When the weather starts getting chilly, we all want to bundle up and avoid the sniffling and sneezing that comes with the flu. A real flu can lay you low for days, if not weeks, and in general, it is far better to simply avoid it. If you have kids in the house, they are going to be exposed to all sorts of germs as they go to school and play, so make sure that your entire … [Read more...] about Influenza Prevention
The following guest post is from Dr. Laura Nathanson Siblings are supposed to fight. Aren't they? Isn't that why Nature gave us backseats in cars? That's how it seems in the media. It's a running joke. In real life, many parents really want their children to get along together, but are quick to add that "Of course I expect them to fight." When asked about that … [Read more...] about How to Nip Sibling Battles in the Bud