Children Self-esteem

“Teaching children to have healthy self-esteem.” The most important thing to remember about young people’s self-esteem is that healthy self-image is less about self-confidence than it is about accuracy of one’s self-image. As a psychologist who works with children at...

Talking About Children’s Emotion Aug30

Talking About Childr...

When talking about children’s emotions, it is difficult to avoid saying things that are not already commonly known, or even common sense. Advances in the psychology and neuroscience of emotions, however, now offer us a new understanding of the nature of emotion—and of the importance of...

Keeping children’s eyes healthy and safe Apr02

Keeping children’s e...

Vision is the primary way that we experience the world around us.  It is central to how we learn, how we play, and even how we communicate.  As an eye doctor, one of the reasons I specialized in pediatric eye care is because of the life-long impact that I can make by ensuring that a child...

Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities Jun24

Preschoolers in Surg...

SEATTLE — In the surgical wing of the Center for Pediatric Dentistry at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Devon Koester, 2 ½ years old, was resting last month in his mother’s arms as an anesthesiologist held a bubble-gum-scented mask over his face to put him under. The doctors then took...

Health for Dad & Mom May16

Health for Dad &...

What it means for our bodies to function optimally. With multiple family and friends being tested for allergies and intolerances, experiencing the weight yo-yo, various illnesses and disease, and living in a constant state of inflammation – this has become the ‘normal’ state for...

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease: Updates May11

Hand, Foot & Mo...

Updates on HFMD Situation in Singapore (11 May 2012) The following is a list of names of childcare centres and kindergartens with more than 10 HFMD cases or an attack rate* greater than 13%, and a transmission period of more than 16 days (prolonged transmission). This is to help parents be...