No one can know precisely when they will get their first period, but it will come sometime during puberty. For some girls, puberty starts at age 8, but for other girls, this can happen as late as 16. Everyone’s different!
About Dr. Dina Kulik MD, FRCPC, PEMDr. Dina Kulik completed her Pediatrics Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Dina is one of Canada’s leading child health media experts, providing child health information through television, radio, print media, and via her blog DrDina.ca. Above all, Dina’s greatest joy is her family, and being the mom of four crazy boys.
When using the internet, children face several threats, including harassment, cyberbullying, privacy invasion, and exposure to sexual or generally inappropriate content. Although you can use apps and tracking software to ensure that your kids are safe online, these methods can easily lead to a lack of trust in your child. The best way is to talk to them about internet safety, letting them understand online risks and how to avoid them.
Asthma in Children - When parents hear they have a child with asthma or reactive airway disease, they are often fearful that their child will have a serious, life-threatening, life-long illness that may lead to frequent hospitalizations and long-term medication use. Most cases of childhood asthma, or what we call ‘reactive airway disease,’ are otherwise healthy children with recurrent coughing or wheezing episodes.
These worries are shared by many parents across the globe as they prepare to welcome a new baby into the family. A new child is always going to change the family dynamic. It is essential the outline that these changes can be positive as well as negative.
Healthy snacks can be a challenge for busy parents. Many kids end up with sugar and salt-laden, highly processed foods, which, though yummy, will not sustain a child’s energy levels all day.
Many new parents choose to breastfeed or chest feed their babies. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding or chestfeeding until six months of age with ongoing breastfeeding and solid food introduction up to 2 years of age or longer.
Is your child being bullied? Are there bullying behavior problems at your school? There are things that can be done in order for kids to be safe when bullying occurs. Bullying can start as young as elementary school.
Back to school can be stressful on a child, so how can a parent help her child with the transition back to school so that the new year is a successful one - Here are 10 tips to make this time easier for you and your child:
You are feeling bloated and blocked and wondering what to eat for constipation? Let's focus on the foods to eat for relieving constipation.
Most pediatricians recommend only sterilizing for the first four months. After that, using soap and water is enough. Almost every other thing that your baby puts in their mouth is unsterile, including the human breast!