Kristen Davis-Coelho, Ph.D., Psychologist, Renown Behavioral Health
“Screen time” (TV, video game or recreational computer time) is a common source of conflict in many households. Regardless of how fun those “screens” can be, allowing any one activity to dominate your child’s waking life can be problematic. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours per day of screen time, on average, for children over the age of two.
Here are some guidelines to help parents:
- Start when your children are young. If you’re just now beginning to limit screen time for older children and teens, explain that it’s not a punishment. Be clear about your …
Anna Zucker, development specialist, Renown Healing Arts Program
Renown Health believes in the healing power of art. As part of the Renown Healing Arts Program, artists from the Sierra Watercolor Society provide art at the bedside for patients in Renown Children’s Hospital.
These artists visit patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays and talk with them about art, which can give children a respite from the hospital. The artists leave art supplies, purchased through the Renown Health Foundation, so children can continue to use them during the rest of their stay.
“We’re there to give them an hour or two of entertainment and art education, something different than …
Jean Hixon, RN, IBCLC and Robin Hollen, RN, IBCLC Lactation Consultants, Renown Children’s Hospital
Balancing the desire to breastfeed your infant with your desire to return to work after giving birth can be a quandary. Fortunately, you can do both with a little planning.
Some moms can have their babies with them or brought to them at work; for the rest, it’s all about pumping with a breast pump in a secluded spot in their workplace.
Federal law states that employers have to provide “a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after …