As we enter a season of giving and generosity, it is easy to forget who can benefit most from holiday spirit. Get your family involved in the community by donating your time to a worthwhile cause. It is certainly a wonderful tradition to start, and can have lasting benefits not only for your community, but your children.
There are plenty of charities and non-profit organizations that would welcome your volunteer efforts. To encourage children involvement, ask your kids what interests them and make it a point to find volunteer opportunities that are similar. If your child loves animals, consider volunteering at an animal shelter. If your child loves to …
In the United States, the average age for girls to start puberty has been known to range anywhere from five to 13 years old. However, over the past several years, it seems that more and more girls are starting to show signs, such as breast development or pubic hair growth, even before the age of eight. One U.S. study showed that up to 10% of Caucasian girls and 23% of African American girls are showing signs of puberty by age seven. Some even argue that as young as six years old in the African American population may be considered normal because it …
Vanessa Slots, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics
Fall has arrived, which means it’s time for costumes, parties, tricks and treats! Below are a few tips to keep your family’s Halloween fun, safe and healthy.
- Ensure well fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision and tripping.
- Brightly colored costumes and adding reflective tape to costumes and treat bags will help your child be seen more easily by motorists.
- Make sure swords, knives, wands, etc. are short, soft, and flexible.
- An adult should accompany any child younger than 12.
- Encourage older children to trick-or-treat with a group. Discuss ground rules, agree on an established route and set a curfew for when they should …