Ages & Stages - Baby

Daily oral health tips for babies and toddlers

  Typically, we don’t think of cavities or gum disease in connection with babies. But the truth is that oral diseases begin very early, from the time bacteria begin to live in the oral cavity. As new teeth come in […]

Ages & Stages - Kids

Get active while staying safe this season

Skating safety tips While skating is a great recreational activity for kids, outdoor conditions change quickly and frequently throughout late winter and early spring. During the mild weather that we often experience in February and March, serious cracks begin to […]

Summer safety tips for kids

As we enter the summer season, pediatrician Dr. Paul Roumeliotis put together some facts, tips and advice on various summer health and safety concerns.

Keeping kids safe in (and around) cars

Aside from moving motor vehicle accidents and crashes, cars pose many threats to children. In fact, there are many other ways children can get hurt by automobiles and related products.

How can I help my child cope with everyday life?

  Babies depend on their caregivers to meet all of their needs, and when you respond with love and sensitivity, they will grow to feel secure and safe. Still, even the most secure-feeling children will sometimes feel stress in their […]

Ages & Stages - Prenatal

Baby bump basics

From your baby’s position to your belly button, we explain what’s happening to your expanding tummy. Skin Changes in hormone levels during your pregnancy can produce a wide range of skin changes. Never fear — most of these changes disappear […]

Ages & Stages - Toddler

Guide your kids to brush their teeth independently

Parenting challenges include patience as our children learn to care properly for themselves. There is a significant gap, for example, between kids who would really like to do various tasks independently, and the number of parents willing to let them […]

Home furniture safety

  In light of the recent video that showed a young child pull a dresser onto himself, here is a reminder about furniture safety in a child’s bedroom, and of course, throughout the home.  As a general rule, all furniture, […]

Ages & Stages - Tweens & Teens

Dad's Corner

Words of wisdom from a ‘loving yet flawed’ dad

So here’s the thing about columns; they tend to follow the same literary formula.  Usually, the writer has an idea or an opinion they want to impart to the reader. They’ll often present the idea using research to back it […]

Memoirs of a new dad: School daze

Chris Hunt ponders the emotional rollercoaster of sending his four-year-old son off to school this fall, and wonders who will better adjust to the transition – parent or child.

A very special Christmas, indeed

As parents, we become so focused on the needs of our children that we lose sight of ourselves; we forget how much we need our own magical moments too, writes Chris Hunt. I can still remember the sharp cold biting my […]

The Candy Wars

How far is too far when it comes to junk food restrictions for kids, wonders Chris Hunt.