Tag Archives: children

Olympian puts baby’s hearing safety first

Like father, like son. #PhelpsFace pic.twitter.com/optbLOAgiH — TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 9, 2016 Swimmer Michael Phelps may be the winningest Olympian of all time, but he and his fiancee also earned a gold medal in parenting at the 2016 Rio Olympics. You might look at pictures of 3-month-old Boomer Phelps sporting over-the-ear headphones while watching his […]



Back-to-school preparation begins with bedtime

As the clock winds down on summer break, parents and guardians study up on school-supplies lists, research sales in search of the best deals and prepare to weather the back-to-school shopping crowds. Amid all the rush, parents need to be sure to not overlook one of the most important tasks to prepare children for the […]



Helping Children Grieve During the Holidays

Contributed By: Laura Sollenberger, Pediatric Supportive Care Counseling Supervisor – OSF Saint Francis Adults play an important role in helping children grieve, especially over the holidays when new emotions and memories can hit with full force. Children often have trouble expressing their emotions and they may not be open about their own grief. The following […]



Helping Children Cope When a Loved One Dies

Contributed By: Laura Sollenberger, Pediatric Supportive Care Counseling Supervisor – OSF Saint Francis When someone a child loves dies, it can be difficult to know how to help, but helping children cope with the loss is vital to the grieving process. How children cope with death depends largely on their developmental age, life experiences, personality, […]



Helping Children Cope When Family is Dying

Contributed By: Laura Sollenberger, Pediatric Supportive Care Counseling Supervisor – OSF Saint Francis The death of a close relative can be very difficult for children. Helping children cope before the death of a loved one can help improve coping after the death occurs. A child’s reaction to learning that a close relative is going to […]