There have been recent calls from concerned parents hearing news that our community may be affected by the recent outbreak of Enterovirus D68. This is a rare strain of a common summer virus that can result in more robust respiratory symptoms than other strains of enteroviruses. In children with a history of asthma or reactive … continue reading
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August already! Where did the summer go? Of course all the back to school stuff has been in the stores, taunting us, for weeks now. Soon the Halloween costumes will start coming out as well. It’s as if time is in hyper-drive. But, the kid’s “internal clock” has a way of knowing when it’s time … continue reading
Did you know that asthma attacks spike in the month of September? There are lots of reasons for this including fall allergies, viral exposure when kids go back to school and late season forest fires. In addition, many children are able to stop their controller medication (that everyday inhaled steroid) in the summer because of … continue reading
With the recent closure of a large daycare center in Billings, many parents are looking for resources to find a new daycare provider for their children. Here is a link to comprehensive information about finding a daycare and a list of registered childcare providers and licensed daycare centers in the Billings area. http://www.billingschildcare.org/docs/directory.pdf
What do you do when your 10-year-old wants a smartphone and all you hear is, “But, all my friends have iPhones, mom, and I’m the ONLY one that doesn’t have one!” We caved with my 13-year-old last summer because he was going into middle school and most certainly would have been a complete social reject … continue reading