Excitement for the total solar eclipse is building by the day, but are you ready to watch this once-in-a-lifetime event with your family — safely? We at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Eye Center have some tips and tricks to make sure everyone’s eyes are protected and no one misses a second of the action.
How can you ensure your child stays safe from heavy metal exposure? Dr. Trina Blythe discusses how the metals get into food and what you can do to keep your baby safe from heavy metals in their food. Discover better foods to feed your baby, learn how to prepare your child’s food to avoid heavy
To build a more inclusive future, we must not shy away from having regular conversations with our kids about race, prejudice and diversity. With the death of the Queen, there has been much interest in Harry and Meghan’s return to the UK. Like many, I have been deeply saddened by the accounts of how Meghan
8-year-old Ava loves being outside, especially when she’s fishing and swimming with family and friends. At a routine checkup at 9 months, her pediatrician saw that the left side of her body was larger than her right, and an orthopedist confirmed her to have hemihypertrophy, which has a strong link to childhood cancer. An ultrasound
This step-by-step guide makes maintaining your child’s fringe (or your own!) a total breeze. Here’s exactly how to cut bangs. Straight, wavy or curly: Every type of mane looks good with a fringe. Plus, it’s a signature component of many popular hairstyles for boys and girls alike. “Now, you see a lot of little boys
New parents face conflicting advice on many fronts – but one area where doctors and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree is on creating the safest sleep environment for a baby. Mom and newborn medicine physician, Dr. Jagruti Anadkat, offers the latest advice from the AAP on safe sleep. Visit Children’s MomDocs (a blog by
It’s about more than just securing a high-calibre education for their child Seeking the best education for their child leads many parents to consider private schools. In addition to a collective reputation for high standards and producing successful graduates, private schools appeal to parents for a trio of reasons that encompass their core benefits: community,
New approaches are creating new ways for students to thrive Over the past couple of years, COVID-19 has upended almost every aspect of life, and the way private schools operate has been no exception. Although the pandemic caused massive disruption, it also sparked creativity and ingenuity. Private schools have developed an array of new ways
With Queen Elizabeth’s funeral around the corner, some people are wondering if any royal children will attend—and if kids should attend funerals in general. With Queen Elizabeth‘s funeral around the corner, some people are wondering if the royal children will attend. The question comes up in many families. Funerals make many parents nervous. They’re events
Do you have an upcoming MRI scheduled at St. Louis Children’s Hospital? Watch this video to learn what to expect during your visit.
At private schools, small classes yield big benefits for students Private schools prioritize learning in a variety of ways, but one of the most significant is their collective commitment to keeping class sizes small. Whereas public schools may have upwards of 30 students or more in a classroom, private schools often cap class size to
From specialized classes to high-tech tools, private-school students are well-equipped for the future These days, discussions about quality education and setting kids up for success invariably include the importance of STEM. But what is STEM? Why does it matter? And how are private schools prioritizing STEM to help students become the leaders, innovators and game-changers
Deciding to send your child to a private school is the first step on an exciting educational journey. Still, the next step is often a lot more challenging: selecting which private school they’ll attend. “Choosing a school is a big, and sometimes emotional, decision for a family,” says Hilary Adamson, executive director of enrolment at
With the passing of our monarch, our children will undoubtedly hear about her death and will have many questions. Here’s how to approach the topic. Although expected, many of us will find it difficult to process the passing of the Queen. Death is a difficult concept for adults to face and an even more difficult
Each option offers its own distinct benefits for kids and their parents It’s a debate as old as chocolate vs. vanilla, dogs vs. cats, or Star Wars vs. Star Trek: as a parent, should you send your child to a public school or a private school? Which is the smarter choice? Where will your child