Children's Health

Identifying and Treating Concussions

By Dr. Nicole Reams

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly seven percent of kids and teens suffer a concussion. That number increases with age.

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Eight Healthy After-School Snacks

By Ashlee Roffe

Is snacking healthy for kids? While many parents believe afternoon snacks spoil dinner appetites, it turns out snacks are good for kids to help them ...

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Five Tips to Help Kids Overcome Social Anxiety

By Brandy Wolff Crandall

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, social anxiety affects about nine percent of children.

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Seven Tips to Help Kids Detach from Their Screens

By Jessica Butts, LCSW

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids ages 8-18 spend an average of 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen for entertainment. This ...

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Six Tips to Take Control of School Stressors

By Dr. Elizabeth Semkiu

Going back to school means the return of waking up earlier in the morning, going to classes and seeing classmates. For some kids, it’s something ...

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Helping Kids Deal with Cyberbullying

By Meghan Kennedy, PsyD

About one in five school-age kids report being bullied. What’s alarming is that the number is likely even higher because not all cases of bullying ...

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Windy City Live: School Refusal

By Laura Koehler, PsyD

For some kids, a new school year leads to stress and anxiety rather than excitement.

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Six Tips to Manage Your Child’s Screen Time

By Dr. Fayeza Mohammed

The amount of screen time your child should get varies by age. Here’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.

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Helping Kids Overcome School Anxiety

By Laura Koehler, PsyD

School refusal is emotionally based and tends to occur with underlying mental health issues. It’s often to avoid some type of anxiety – general, social, ...

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