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Teens in quarantine

Quaran-teens: Helping Your Teens Through Social Isolation

While most of us understand the need for social isolation and distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are still struggling. On top of trying to wrap our brains around an international health...

COVID-19 and Kids: Talking to Our Kids About COVID-19 and Quarantine

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, panic is mounting around the world. Our media outlets are flooded with new information, heightened warnings, and an increasingly dire prediction of how this...
Simple Health Hacks

Simple Health Hacks To Teach Kids Healthy Habits for Life

Raising children is a rewarding - and challenging - adventure. As parents, it's our job to keep our children happy and healthy. Keeping them happy is hard enough, but keeping them healthy? Well that's...
Sleep Training

A Simple Guide to Sleep Training

If you have more than one child, chances are you've already found that what works for one child doesn't always work for another. Just like every family is different, every baby is different -...
Cold and Flu for Kids

How to Help Your Kids Avoid Getting (or Spreading!) Cold and Flu This Winter

No matter what we do as parents, when it comes to kids and germs, they just seem to be magnets for one another. There's no time when this fact is more evident than during...
Outdoor play

6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Connected With Nature Through Outdoor Play

Now that the heat of summer finally seems to be easing up, getting outside to play is easier and more fun than ever. Especially after a long day of sitting inside a classroom, outdoor...

How to Stay Safe From Measles: Advice From The Experts

The Virginia Department of Health recently issued a press release informing people of a possible exposure to measles in the Northern Virginia area. More than 1,000 measles cases have been reported in the United...

Avoiding Ticks This Summer Season

If you live in Virginia, and especially if you enjoy the outdoors, ticks are simply a part of life in the summer months. However, like many environmental factors, ticks have become an increasing cause...
Preparing Your Child for Surgery

Preparing Your Child for Surgery

Many of us who work in pediatric care at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital are also parents, and we treat your child like our own. Hearing that your child needs surgery can be overwhelming...
SwimRVA 4

May is National Water Safety Month! Get Tips From The Experts at SwimRVA.

Warm weather is here at last! Thousands of kids will enjoy fun, hot days in the many local outdoor pools this summer.  We are only hours from miles of beautiful beaches where families will...