Postpartum Mood Disorders – How to Get the Sleep You Need!

Three solutions to help you rest, restore, resource, & recover by Jen Varela, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach It’s the middle of the night and your baby is wide awake—which means you are wide awake, too. Night after sleepless night can take its toll on you physically, emotionally, and mentally. Any parent can tell you that […]

Concussion in Today’s Young Athlete

by Angelo Del Re, MD So many children and teens are actively involved in sports and competitive play. Being an athlete can build social skills, create lessons of teamwork, and keep our children healthy and fit. Yet along with these benefits comes risk. Over the past decade, our understanding of concussion in athletes has developed. We […]

Mindful Eating Around the Dinner Table

by Christine Wood, MD With so much to do, busy families are finding it harder to spend quality time around meals. Often meals involve picking something up and rushing through a meal, or family members eating at different times or even eating in the car. There is a lot of evidence that family meals are important in […]

Five Sweet Sleep Tips for Baby

by Jen Varela, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach Sweet Spot – Sleep Begets Sleep It is amazing how this works!  What time does your baby go to sleep at night?  Is it too late?  Did you miss the “sweet spot” sleepy window?  For babies six months or older consider a bedtime between 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Helping your […]

Is It Possible to Prevent Food Allergies?

by Susan S. Laubach, M.D. Let me start off by clarifying there are no guaranteed strategies to prevent allergies, just reduce the risk of developing them. About 20% of people in the US have at least one allergic condition: allergic rhinitis (eg “hay fever”), allergic asthma, eczema, or food allergy. If one parent has any sort of allergic […]

Nurturing Your Spousal Relationship

by Gary Holmes MS, LMFT Nurturing Deeper Levels of Intimacy with Your Spouse while Increasing Positive Feelings of Well-Being in Your Children Lasting relationships involve navigating many of life’s passages together.  From the moment a couple makes the decision to start their family to pregnancy to birth of your first child through the various developmental […]

Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing

by Stephanie Drummond, OTD, OTR/L One boy on the playground keeps away from his classmates, watching his peers climb structures and run around chasing each other. He observes what they are doing but does not initiate play with another friend or jump into the game in progress. Another girl asks her teacher to push her […]

Concussion in Children

by Alan Shahtaji, DO A concussion is an injury to the brain that can result from direct trauma to the head or indirect injury (i.e. whiplash). This is a transient process and no structural damage is seen on imaging, such as a CAT scan or MRI of the brain. A concussed child most often complains […]

“Dysgraphia” – More Than Just Sloppy Handwriting!

by Danielle Shulman OTR/L, MSOT Although our children’s exposure to technology continues to grow, handwriting remains a large part of a child’s school day. They are asked to keep written journals, complete writing assignments, and participate in art projects that involve writing descriptions. They use handwriting to write letters to their friends, parents, and teachers. Children also need legible […]