In March of 2017, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why debuted; a series based on a novel by Jay Asher. The show follows high school student Clay as he listens to a series of cassette tapes made by fellow student, Hannah, who died by suicide. I was hesitant to watch despite being told by several friends and colleagues how captivating and binge-worthy the show was. Being a mother who … [Read more...] about Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Is Not To Blame For Suicides
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With all the worries that come with being a parent, your toddler’s sweet little round belly shouldn’t be one of them. I’m sure you thought that once they were up and walking that they would immediately begin to look like older children, but the truth is, they will maintain that pudgy little belly for just a bit longer. Where is That Stomach? A child’s stomach changes … [Read more...] about Why Do Toddlers Have Fat Bellies?
Children aren't always going to run around and play. Sometimes, they are going to get sad. While it may be troubling to see your child experiencing sadness, this is normal and doesn't mean your child is depressed. If the sadness lasts a long time, however, or if this sadness disrupts normal activities, your child may be depressed. If so, you can treat the … [Read more...] about Is My Child Depressed?
Normally, the immune system protects the human body from viruses and bacteria. Much like a microscopic game of Pac-Man, the tiny white cells open up and engulf the invaders until there are none left to create illness in the body. However, some individuals have immune systems that malfunction, and as in the case of juvenile diabetes, the immune system attacks the insulin … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Child Diabetes
Weight gain is one of the most noticeable and dreaded parts of pregnancy. It can be challenging to watch your stomach expand as you grow rapidly out of your once favorite jeans. To make your pregnancy weight gain less painful and to assist you in snapping back to your weight before you became pregnant educate yourself on the basics of the normal weight to gain during pregnancy … [Read more...] about Normal Weight to Gain During Pregnancy