National Poll Looks At Firework Safety & Children: Are Parents Doing Enough?

Moms – Ashley Wehrli

A national poll was done to look at firework safety and children, and it found that parents may not be doing enough to make sure their children are safe. The season of fireworks is upon us, and with the fourth of July coming soon, there are going to be a lot of families who are out setting off fireworks. Fireworks can be fun and beautiful, but they can also be dangerous, and it is important that everyone is as safe as possible when they are setting off a light show, and this is especially true for children.

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Ask the Pediatrician: What exactly is Tourette syndrome?

Medical X-Press – Dr. Alcy R. Torres

Tourette syndrome is a nervous system disorder. It causes people to have repetitive movements or sounds they can’t control. These are known as tics, and they typically start in childhood. There are two types: motor tics and vocal tics.

You may feel anxious if your child is diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. That’s completely understandable, and educating yourself about this condition can go a long way toward lessening your fears.

Read More: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-06-pediatrician-tourette-syndrome.html

What To Do If Your Child Breaks A Bone Playing At The Park

Moms – Jessica Tucker

Parents hope that their children will never experience a broken bone. With the lack of fear that kids possess though, part of childhood for some is experiencing injuries that lead to bones being broken. When this happens, it can be a scary experience for kids and parents alike. Especially when the break occurs in a public space like a park where getting kids treatment means having to move them through the pain. But knowing what to do if children break a bone playing at the park will help cooler heads prevail while en route to care.

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Vision Problems In Children Often Go Undetected, Calls For More Screening

Moms – Ashley Wehrli

Experts are stating that vision problems in children often go undetected, and they are calling for more screenings. The health of our children is the most important thing for parents everywhere, and it is something that they take very seriously. However, this means that they have to look at their whole child, and this includes their mental health, their oral health, and even their vision health. While parents make sure their children are getting regular appointments with their doctor and dentist, they may not be aware of how important it is that their eyes are getting checked.

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9 Skateboard Safety Tips For Your Wannabe Skater Boy

Moms – Megan Glosson

Whether mom likes it or not, there is something cool about skateboards. In fact, many boys love to ride them, especially when they get into their tween and teen years. But skateboarding injuries can easily happen if your child isn’t wearing protective gear or following the rules of safe skating. Therefore, you need to keep your wannabe skater boy safe with these nine skateboard safety tips.

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New Ken Burns PBS Documentary Offers Raw Look at the Youth Mental Health Crisis

The 74 Million – Mark Keierleber

Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness, a two-part documentary that premieres Monday on PBS, presents the raw accounts of nearly two dozen young people from diverse backgrounds who open up about their excruciating life experiences. Through varied stories that touch on issues like abuse, addiction and discrimination, the Ewers hope their film will give their audience an understanding that they came to themselves: Everybody, no matter their backgrounds, is affected by America’s mental health crisis in one way or another. 

Read More: https://www.the74million.org/article/new-ken-burns-pbs-documentary-offers-raw-look-at-the-youth-mental-health-crisis/

Girls’ mental health has been affected more than boys’ during the pandemic – new research

The Conversation – Agne Suziedelyte, Anna Zhu and Silvia Mendolia

Evidence has shown that the COVID pandemic has impacted women’s mental health more significantly than men’s mental health. For example, lockdowns and the stress of home schooling have been found to take a greater toll on working mothers compared with fathers, while women have been more likely to experience increases in loneliness over the past two years. 

Read More: https://theconversation.com/girls-mental-health-has-been-affected-more-than-boys-during-the-pandemic-new-research-184628

What To Do If Your Child Sprains Their Ankle Playing Outside

Moms – Megan Glosson

Children are constantly running, jumping, and playing outside during the summer months. Unfortunately, all of this time outside can lead to small injuries, like ankle sprains. Anytime a child is in pain or somehow injured, parents tend to worry and panic. However, treating an ankle sprain caused by outdoor play is relatively painless, as long as you know what to do.

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