Bug spray

  DEET is available in many bug spray products, in concentrations ranging from less than 10 percent to more than 75 percent. The effectiveness of DEET plateaus at approximately 30 percent, but higher concentrations provide longer durations of protection. Products with concentrations around 10 percent are effective for periods of approximately two hours; a concentration […]

Summer Safety Tip- Drowning

  Be aware that the biggest danger for Drowning is the home swimming pool! Thirty percent of all unintentional deaths for toddlers aged 1 to 4 years are from drownings, most in family owned pools.  Constant, careful supervision is key.  Never leave children unsupervised when they are in water.  Have children take swimming lessons. Even tiny children can […]

Physical Activity, Adiposity & Cognition in Children

Daily physical activity reduces adiposity and improves cognitive function in children, particularly among children who are obese, a recent study found. The study evaluated the effects of a 9-month physical activity intervention on changes in adiposity and cognitive control based on pretrial weight status in healthy weight vs obese children. Participants included obese and matched […]

Who’s smarter?

Mothers….We have a problem.  I was watching Megyn Kelly on Sunday night last week. She did a report on children’s perception of gender bias. Of course, I was interested.  The study was simple.  The researcher would read a simple paragraph…something along the lines of… “I work with a lot of people and one person is […]

How to Stop Bullies

  As parents we feel defenseless over events that take place at school. But did you know that you can have an impact?  If you talk to your kids, tell them to get involved if they see a bully…chances are, they will. About 1 in 10 children are victims of bullies. Kids that were told […]

Summer Safety Tip- Road Traffic Injury

  The biggest danger here is car accidents.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 1,300 children aged 14 years  and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2009,  An additional 179,000 children were injured in those accidents.  Road traffic injuries with cars are among the […]

Baby Teeth DO Matter

  Many parents don’t know that oral health care begins when your child is an infant, even before they have teeth. Most babies have a few teeth by their first birthday, let’s try to keep them healthy. Baby teeth save space for adult teeth. Dentists may need to remove decayed baby teeth, if this happens, […]