Parent’s Stress = Children’s Stress

By , December 13th, 2012 | Parenting | 0 Comments

Children feed off of parent's energy.Barbara Prupas, PsyD. MFT
Psychologist Renown Behavioral Health

Do you ever wonder if your child knows how stressed you are? Do you ever wonder if your stress negatively affects your child?

Adults sharply underestimate how much parents’ stress is affecting kids, or how much stress their children face. According to a study reported by the American Psychological Association, 7 in 10 parents say their stress is having little or no impact on their children. However, ask the children and 91% say they know their parents are stressed because they see them yelling, arguing and complaining or because their parents never seem …

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Clear Up Your Skin

By , December 11th, 2012 | Teens | 0 Comments

Tips for treating acneWe’ve all had to deal with those annoying red bumps we started getting as a teenagers two days before that date or class photo. For some, acne has been a persistent problem that never goes away. In fact, it’s one of the most common skin conditions dealt with in the US, and affects more than just teenagers.

Here are some tips for dealing with acne:

  • Don’t pop or squeeze pimples. You may think that you’re forcing bacteria out, but you are more likely pushing it to deeper levels of the skin and damaging the follicle.
  • Gently wash your face once or twice a day to help remove bacteria and dead …

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Colorful Distractions to Help Children in the Hospital

By , December 6th, 2012 | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Healing Arts | 0 Comments

Sometimes the hospital can be a scary experience for a child. A great way to ease these discomforts is with relaxing activities, such as video games, musical performances and colorful artwork. To further help our youngest patients, Renown Children’s Hospital recently received a generous donation of 3D Megavision, the latest interactive technology used to help distract patients.

The equipment projects colorful and 3-dimensional characters that interact with the children, creating an engaging environment that distracts from the discomforts of hospital tasks such as placing an IV. Beyond distraction, the technology includes interactive games that assist children with rehabilitation following procedures.          

A large-scale demonstration of this technology can be seen in “Aladdin and His Lamp,” a new musical running now at the …

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