By Dr. Elizabeth Williams, Psychologist and Behavioral Health Consultant

“I want to go back to school!!!”
Any other parents amazed to hear these words coming from your children’s mouths?  Virtual schooling can be challenging for kids, teens, and families. Here are a few ideas to help it go easier.

If your child suffers from seasonal allergies, you’re probably very familiar with the symptoms: runny nose, itchy eyes, a sore throat, a chronic cough, and dark under-eye circles. Allergies can increase the risk of sinus and ear infections, and negatively affect a child’s sleep, performance in school, and even behavior.

What can you do to minimize your little one’s suffering?

winter activities boost immune system

That's right winter wonderland lovers! Running around with Frosty and his corncob pipe are actually immune system boosters. 

Winter is almost over, and many of us are beginning to dream about a spring or summer vacation. We all know that vacations are a good way to de-stress from everyday life — but did you know that taking time away could improve the overall development of your child? Here’s how:


Twinkly lights, candles, holiday trees and plants, ornaments and other decorations are an important part of holiday celebrations. Besides being festive and fun, the decorations your family brings out every year can help children feel connected to family traditions. To help make sure your decorations are safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers some tips: