Many kids come home after school to empty houses, and for a new set of tweens, this school year will mark the first time they are allowed to do this.
As parents, we know once kids reach middle school they become more independent and responsible for making the right decisions to keep themselves safe. But how do you know …Click here to continue reading
It’s about that time on the calendar when children’s groans change from “I’m bored!” to “Summer’s over already?” Another school year is upon us, and in addition to making sure your young scholars have all the pens, pencils and paper they need, it’s also part of your …Click here to continue reading
Some teenagers are looking for ways to get high. They are finding dangerous options to push boundaries and often are not thinking about consequences. Under the influence of one drug it has been shown that teenagers are more apt to experiment with another set of …Click here to continue reading
Summertime is a chance for kids to get some rest and relaxation, but one thing parents should never take a break from is making sure their kids are safe while enjoying these carefree days.
Did you know, for instance, that thousands of children in the United States are injured each year by lawn mowers? Or that just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk for …Click here to continue reading
It’s hard to argue with the simple pleasure that comes with jumping up and down on a trampoline, but it’s also impossible to ignore the significant health risk it poses.
A growing number of medical professionals — including yours truly — are discouraging the use of backyard trampolines, if not pushing for an outright ban on them, at least when it …Click here to continue reading
Summer and water go hand in hand in Wisconsin. Whether you plan to spend time at a community or backyard pool or on a lake, it’s important for parents, caregivers and children to know how to stay safe in and around water — and that seconds count in a water emergency.
Julie Baker of Franksville, Wis., learned that first-hand the day her son Daniel nearly drowned. Here is Daniel’s story: …Click here to continue reading
Kohl’s Cares® announced today the renewal of its partnership with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin with a donation of $3.7 million over the next three years.
This generous donation supports the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Program, an outreach program designed to teach children how to stay safe in their environments — in the …Click here to continue reading
Children 9 to 12 years old are in between middle childhood and true adolescence. This is a time of rapid development. Many tweens are still kids, while others are mimicking their teenage counterparts.
One of the ways they may act more like teenagers is in experimentation regarding …Click here to continue reading
Every child has occasional health issues that concern parents. Ever wonder if the issues that concern you are unique?
Thanks to the Children’s On Call mobile app launched earlier this year, we now have a glimpse into what’s concerning parents. If you aren’t familiar with the app, it provides guidance on the appropriate level of medical care for common health problems, as well as …Click here to continue reading
Across the U.S., Medicine Collection Day will be held on Saturday, April 26. This is a great way to safely dispose of unused medicines. This event is held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
In 2013, 56 percent of calls to the Wisconsin Poison Center involved either prescription or …Click here to continue reading