Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, or PCIT, is a research-based therapy used to help manage disruptive behavior in children ages 30 months to 7 years. As a parent/caregiver, you participate in the sessions that take place in a specially designed playroom. A highly trained therapist watches through a one-way mirror to offer…
August is National Breastfeeding Month, a great opportunity to speak with a lactation consultant on what mothers should know and expect during their breastfeeding journey. Bobbi Taman, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant at UF Health North, shared her expertise in how to educate and advocate for women and their babies. Bobbi has been helping mothers breastfeed for the past 15 years of her career.
In just a few weeks, school buses will crowd the roadways again. Back-to-school shopping is already underway and families are preparing for a major shift in their daily household routines. “The pandemic and social media pressures have changed the back-to-school American ritual,” said Dawn Sollee, PharmD, a University of Florida associate professor and director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center – Jacksonville. “However, with some planning, good conversations with your children and simple poison proofing, everyone can get the school year off to a terrific and safe start.
Learn how physical therapy can benefit children at all ages.
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we are featuring a UF Health child and adolescent psychologist, who discusses her background supporting teens and young adults and shares strategies for preventing acts of self-harm and suicide.
Health protocols from the COVID-19 pandemic have also unfortunately contributed to worsening obesity in children. As kids are back in school routines, planning healthy lunches can be one major strategy to lower their risk of obesity.
We continue our celebration of Occupational Therapy Month by highlighting how occupational therapy benefits our smallest patients.
Considering summer camp for you children this year? Make sure the camp you choose follows the newest safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. These tips can help.
Staying at home for so long is causing cabin fever for many families. Know that there are safe places to travel and explore! Dr. Andrew Sinder shares his top picks for exploring nature in the Southeast.
Here are ten safe and fun activities to boost your family's spirits during the holidays.