Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Yes, she still needs a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist with the training and equipment to detect the full range of potential childhood vision issues. Vision screenings at school typically only test for nearsightedness and are not capable of identifying more serious eye conditions. One in four children may have a vision issue that … Continue reading Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Postpartum depression is a severe form of depression, beginning either during pregnancy or after childbirth. It is a more common problem than people imagine. One large study of ten thousand participant mothers found that one out of every seven mothers with newborns experienced postpartum depression. Although postpartum depression (PPD) may begin any time in the … Continue reading Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Three reasons gymnastics helps boys play in other sports

Hockey, soccer and football seasons are now underway… but have you thought about gymnastics season? Your son may live and breathe hockey – on the ice a few days a week, watching the games on TV whenever possible, and playing street hockey, or basement/living room hockey. And that love of a sport is great thing! … Continue reading Three reasons gymnastics helps boys play in other sports

6 signs your child may need to go to the dentist

Your child’s dental health is important to your child’s overall health and well-being. Regular dental care, including check-ups every six months, is an important aspect to ensure good dental health. If your child is past due for a dental cleaning, it is important to get that preventive visit scheduled right away. With that said, sometimes … Continue reading 6 signs your child may need to go to the dentist