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Should Kids Exercise After a Concussion?

May 3rd, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
New research could change post-concussion protocol for kids.
Should Kids Exercise After a Concussion?

Concussions are a worry for every parent. Whether your child decides to play sports or not, chances are high that your kid will experience a head injury at some point growing up. When kids are young, it’s more likely to get injured in the school playground or a random accident than on the field or rink.

Are helmets putting our kids at an increased risk of head injuries?

January 10th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
As helmet use increases so does the impact of head injuries. Find out why.
Are helmets putting our kids at an increased risk of head injuries?

As a parent it’s easy to worry about every bump your child takes – especially if it’s on the head. I’ve been guilty of taking more than one of my kids to the emergency room after a head bump “just to make sure” my child was okay.

Surprising Holiday Hazards

December 23rd, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Are poinsettias poisonous? Is your Christmas tree safe? Learn how to keep your child safe this holiday season.
Surprising Holiday Hazards

As parents, we don't want to make like the Grinch and steal all the Christmas cheer, but we don't want our children to get hurt during the holidays either. Unfortunately, holiday hazards can creep up where you least expect them. Here are four surprising holiday health hazards and how to protect your children from them:

Is Modern Parenting Having a Negative Impact on Brain Development?

October 21st, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
When it comes to how we raise our babies, sometimes the old ways are the best ways.
Is Modern Parenting Having a Negative Impact on Brain Development?

Think we’ve come a long way when it comes to our modern parenting practices? Think again. While parents often have the best intentions, new research shows that detachment-parenting practices such as letting your child cry it out and bottle feeding can actually hinder brain development.