Health and Safety
- Written by Sue Henninger; Photo: PhotoXpress.com
“When can I get contact lenses?” is a familiar question to many parents. There’s really no hard and fast rule about when a child is ready to wear contacts, says Dr. Neil Henninger, who has worked with hundreds of parents and kids. The average age to begin wearing lenses is usually 12 to 13 years old. However, some kids as young as eight may be responsible enough to try them, while others may not be ready at 16.
- Written by Carrie Collier; Photo: PhotoXpress.com
2012 was not the most promising year in the health of many parents we know. Come to think of it, neither was 2011. We witnessed everything from serious physical health issues to emotional and relationship concerns. Are we wearing down from the extra demands parents face?
- Written by Carol J. Alexander; Photo: PhotoXpress.com
When the doctor said, “Your son needs surgery. Check into the hospital at 9 o’clock on Friday morning,” my head started spinning. I was calculating all the things I would need to remember to make his stay as comfortable and glitch-free as possible. I made sure I had the correct paperwork, a list of his medications and directions for finding my way around the hospital.
- Written by Sandra Gordon; Photo: PhotoXpress.com
Most kids are potty trained and can consistently wake up dry in the morning by age four. But if your child isn’t among them, you’re not alone. Over 5 million kids continue to wet the bed after age six, according to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). Bedwetting, medically known as “nocturnal enuresis”, is so common among school-age kids that it’s not typically a cause for concern.