Category: childhood development

W-Sitting

What’s the Deal with W-Sitting?

August 20th, 2020

There is a great deal of controversy over a sitting position common for young children, called W-sitting. W-sitting, so named because the legs splay out to form a W pattern, has been associated with causing several developmental orthopedic problems and doctors have warned to discourage children from assuming this position. Though there are some pediatricians

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handweriting

Handwriting without Tears: Tips for Practicing Handwriting with your Child

August 10th, 2020

Handwriting is a multifaceted process of coordinating hands, arms, eyes and body posture. While it is undoubtedly important for writing– in fact, K-5 teachers indicate that 24 to 58 percent of classroom time is spent writing on paper — it is also a building block for many other skills. Being able to print letters clearly

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helping your child cope with a traumatic event

Helping Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

July 10th, 2020

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, however, children lack the coping mechanisms that adults have developed and are especially vulnerable to the effects of trauma. As a parent, you may feel powerless to help your child pull through a traumatic event such as a serious accident, a violent attack or the death of a loved

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nutrition

Good Nutrition for ADHD Symptom Management

May 20th, 2020

ADHD symptoms can be frustrating to both a parent and child. Typical behaviors may include impulsiveness, lack of focus, prone to distractibility, and the inability to sit still. By changing your child’s diet, you could see a decrease in negative behaviors associated with ADHD. Good nutrition can be used in conjunction with other treatments like

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Exercise for children

Exercise and the Brain: How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance for Your Child

May 10th, 2020

Think a treadmill is only good for your heart and lungs? Think again. Turns out that a mere half-hour jogging on one can help a student solve problems up to 10 percent more efficiently. In fact, the more physically active than children and adolescents are, the better they perform academically. Want your child’s literacy scores

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Endeavors Pediatric

Physical Activity Tricks to Do With Your Kid Today

April 20th, 2020

When parents come home with a newborn, the importance of “tummy time” comes up repeatedly. Colorful toys promise endless hours of tummy time enjoyment for your little one. Yet if you’re like many parents, the reality looks more like this: Place Baby on the floor on his tummy; listen to him scream; shake toys in front

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