Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic

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Parenting Part 1: Why parent?

Parenting is an everyday challenge. We all need to stop and reflect sometimes about our parenting style, what’s working and what isn’t, and how we can improve our interactions. This is the first of a series of videos that offer some important ideas to think about as you work to raise a child that is happy, healthy, confident, … continue reading

How sitting, holding and laying affects baby’s development

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Motor development is always a concern for parents of infants and toddlers. There are questions about when babies should roll, sit up, crawl, walk, talk, jump, climb, run, etc. So are there special ways to help development or things to avoid that can hinder development? As a physical therapist, I have some pointers for parents, … continue reading

Why do I have to leave the room?

Female Consultant Examining Teenage Patient In Hospital

If you are a parent of teens or soon to be teens you are probably prepared for many growing older ”rites of passage.” For example, the first day of high school, first date and first driver’s license; but you are often not prepared for another big event… the first time you are asked to leave … continue reading

5 ways to take the bite out of summer

Bug Photo with Girl

The summer always brings the buzzing, biting, stinging creatures that wreak havoc on evening outings and picnics.  In Montana, the mosquito is not the state “bird” as it is in Minnesota, but they can still put a damper on any boating or camping trip.  The perfectly placed mosquito bite can create quite a localized reaction … continue reading

5 rashes and what to do about them

Rash Photo

Itchy, scratchy, weepy and red.  What to do with rashes?   Few things make parents as anxious. Which do you treat at home and when should you seek medical care?  As with all things, if your child looks ill or you are worried you seek care. Here’s the lay of the rash land: 1) See a … continue reading

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