How To Support Kids With Sensory Issues

Moms – Jessica Tucker

The inability to process the world properly through any one or more of the five senses is what leads kids to have sensory issues. For those who do not have any issues with their senses, it can be confusing or even scary to watch as kids have meltdowns or problems with things like light and sound. Finding clothing that feels good on the skin or bedding that is not scratchy can be impossible. And yet in the midst of all this, parents find ways to support their kids with sensory issues so that they are able to live as happy, normal, and comfortable life possible.

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Teaching your child to be smart about social media

Fox 11 News – Ashley Kaster

One of the things kids look forward to most when heading back to school is seeing all their friends.

But heading back to school after summer break can also bring up the pressure of social media.

And while social media can be positive, like making connections and staying in touch, it can have negative impacts too, like contributing to feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness and FOMO (fear of missing out).

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For kids with kidney disease, pediatric expertise is key—but not always close by

Medical X-Press – Colleen DeGuzman

Jaxon Green, 6, was diagnosed with kidney disease the day he was born. His illness meant that for years his life would depend on daily dialysis. And because his family lives in Tamaqua, a rural Pennsylvania town, his diagnosis also meant taking frequent two-hour trips to Philadelphia to see the closest pediatric nephrologist—even though an adult dialysis center was just five minutes from their home.

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Help your kids avoid contracting pink eye

Medical X-Press – Seema Capoor

As children head back to school, there are many illnesses that you should be aware of as a parent. One highly contagious infection is conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye,” that many children and even adults will contract at some point in their lifetime. In fact, pink eye is the most common eye problem among kids with three million cases of pink eye per year in the United States. Because of this, it is important to know the symptoms and treatment, so you can manage symptoms quickly and avoid spreading it to others.

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