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How do I know if my child would benefit from therapy?

As awareness about mental health issues has increased, and the stigmas associated have decreased, more parents are seeking therapy for their children and reaping the benefits.

By ABC Quality Team on January 31, 2023

What should parents know about melatonin?

Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep is a problem with which anywhere from 15 to 25 percent of children or teens struggle. Increased screen time and exposure to ‘blue light,’ along with busy school and sports schedules, can make getting appropriate rest a challenge. In their quest for easier bedtimes or more restful sleep, parents and caregivers sometimes look to melatonin, an over-the-counter dietary supplement, to help. In fact, usage of the supplement is at an all-time high, and Nielson estimates sales of melatonin nearly tripled from 2018 to 2022. Here is what parents should know before they consider giving it to children.

By ABC Quality Team on January 24, 2023

How can I protect my child from Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, has historically not been a concern for children or young people in the United States. However, as childhood obesity remains on the rise, a growing number of children–some as young as 10–are now at risk for being diagnosed with the disease.

By ABC Quality Team on January 17, 2023

What are ways to help your child when they’re feeling excluded?

One of the hardest parts of parenting can be hearing that your child has been excluded by their peers. Social exclusion can take many forms–from being ignored on the playground to being left out of a birthday party–and watching your child experience feeling left out may even trigger your own hurtful memories.

By ABC Quality Team on January 10, 2023

How do I talk to children about disabilities?

Many parents have had the experience of being out with their child when they encounter someone with disabilities. Children are naturally curious and such encounters may often end in long stares, abrupt questions and perhaps some parental embarrassment. Whether it’s a classmate on the autism spectrum, a family member with Downs Syndrome, or a stranger in a wheelchair, parents need to be prepared to address their child’s curiosity and help them learn from the encounter. Here are a few suggestions on how to discuss disabilities with your child when they come to you with questions.

By ABC Quality Team on January 3, 2023