In the digital era, it can be increasingly difficult for parents to keep their children engaged and off their screens. Nightly family dinners can be one of the best ways to engage with your kids and strengthen familial bonds. Cooking a quality meal each evening, and doing so with your family, will also ensure that […]
Children have had anything but a normal childhood over the past 14 months. Isolation and stay-at-home measures have worn on adults, and may have taken an even larger toll on our children. However, there is good news. As the weather is finally heating up and the first official day of summer is just around the […]
As the days get warmer, we itch to be able to get outside, enjoy the weather and prepare for the summer. We would like to return to normalcy and for our children to have fun, even though we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccine rollout throughout New York state, […]
Even though it may seem counterintuitive, for children older than six months old, a fever can be a good thing. An elevated temperature indicates that your child’s body is fighting off an exposure to a new virus or bacteria such as a cold, the flu or an ear infection, or it could be a sign […]
Nobody wants to be bullied. And no one should have to be, especially your child. StompOutBullying.org defines bullying as intentional, aggressive and repeated abusive behavior by one or more people that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Although bullying can happen at any age, it seems to be more prevalent during the elementary and middle […]
Yay, summer’s here! While we at Westchester Health encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the sun, we also want to express some words of caution and share important information about the risk of sunburn, how to prevent it, what to do if your child sustains a burn, and when it might be an emergency.
Summer’s here, with sunshine and warm temperatures beckoning us to spend time outside. But summer also means that Lyme disease-carrying ticks are on the move, looking for animals and people to attach to and possibly infect. To help us all enjoy the great outdoors safely, we at Westchester Health offer the following tips for avoiding […]
Summer is that wonderful, carefree time of year when families spend a lot more time outdoors swimming, hiking, biking, camping, barbecuing and enjoying a host of other activities. A downside of all this outdoor fun, however, is that it can cause injuries, especially for children. But it doesn’t have to be that way — most child […]
How many of us were spanked as children? My guess is probably a lot. Our parents most likely thought they were doing the right thing by swatting us on the behind, and that spanking was an acceptable way to discipline a child or show them “who’s in charge.” However, times have changed.