Checkup Newsroom (Parents)

2019
January
15,
2019
| 05:14 PM America/Chicago
Meals should be a happy and pleasant childhood experience. In our busy lives, it might be one of the few times when we all slow down and check in with one another. But I hear from my patient families all the time that it's anything but relaxing. ...
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2018
December
07,
2018
| 05:32 PM America/Chicago
Is your 6 month old sleeping through the night? Maybe not and that’s OK, at least for your baby. You, on the other hand, may need some rest. Let's start with your baby. Does their lack of sleep pose any risk to their health or development? A...
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March
08,
2018
| 11:39 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Vanessa Charette provided wise counsel in her blog titled “Do you ‘Mom-Shame?’—Well Shame on You.” As a complement to that, I would like to propose an important next step—that we parents stop shaming ourselves. We almost all engage in this, and t...
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2017
April
10,
2017
| 11:30 PM America/Chicago
The tables are set and a three-course meal is ready to be served. Six couples find their names on place cards and seat themselves in front of carefully arranged china and flatware. Soon, they’ll be watching Sleepless in Seattle while waiters serve pe...
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2016
June
06,
2016
| 08:46 PM America/Chicago
As we begin the swimming season, common sense advice is useful in all instances for parents; however, there are situations where children have additional challenges making plans for swim trips and water safety even more important. In my field, childr...
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2015
August
04,
2015
| 11:21 PM America/Chicago
Video of a deputy sheriff in Covington, Ky., using handcuffs to restrain an 8-year-old boy has ignited a heated conversation nationwide. According to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday, the deputy violated the r...
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July
09,
2015
| 09:36 PM America/Chicago
As a general rule, we try to avoid sadness. Nobody enjoys feeling sad and we are often uncomfortable when those around us are sad. We try to change the way they feel; make them happy, make them laugh. It can be uncomfortable to be around sadness. ...
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February
02,
2015
| 08:59 PM America/Chicago
Shy, isolated and weak - is this how you would describe the typical bullying victim? Not so fast. A new study suggests that bullying affects kids at every position on the social ladder, and even the popular kids at the top encounter this emotional an...
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2014
November
20,
2014
| 07:06 PM America/Chicago
Do you wish that mom at the park would parent her child so you don’t have to?Oh, there she is, over there checking out Facebook.Are you nervous every time her kid climbs up the ladder he might fall down and injure himself?She’s still playing Candy Cr...
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July
16,
2014
| 08:03 AM America/Chicago
These days many of the kids’ sporting associations, coaches, and sometimes even parents seem to be treating kids as little adults. However, kids are not just small grownups. Children are still growing, which makes them more prone to injury. They are ...
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