PCA 2020

Health & Wellness

Food Allergies at Sleep-Away Camp

Sleep-away camp is a right of passage for many children today, but deciding when and if to send your child on this journey is difficult. For parents of children with food allergies, the concerns of sending your child to camp become even greater. Navigating the world with a food allergy is often tricky, yet having the same experiences that non-allergic children have is not only important, it is entirely possible.

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Are We Addicted to Cell Phones?

How much time did your kids spend on their cell phones yesterday? When was the last time you checked your cell phone? If contemplating these questions makes you uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Cell phones dominate our lives in part because they are designed to do precisely that, according to Tristran Harris, a tech entrepreneur who worked as a Product Ethicist at Google. Now he runs TimeWellSpent, a non-profit that points out how cell phones and their apps hijack our attention. The group urges tech designers to take the equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath and encourages consumers to make more mindful decisions about when, how, and where to use their phones.

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Tips for Tear-Free Check-Ups

The average child will have nine well visits in their first two years of life and at least one checkup every year after. For kids who tend to worry and even fear going to the doctor, this can be overwhelming. But there is good news! There are a few things you can do to calm the fears of your child who has an upcoming check-up.

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Sit Up Straight! The Importance of Posture

I’m sure we all remember a parent telling us to “sit up straight” when we were kids. Nowadays, I’m not sure if parents are still telling their kids to sit up straight, but I do know that in our current age of technology, good posture is more important than ever.

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