As summer starts to wind down and you begin making preparations for the upcoming school year, you may or may not have vaccines on your back to school list. While most parents know vaccines are required for school entry, they may not realize the purpose of such requirements or why vaccines are so important for school-aged children.
Kids heading back to school can be a tough adjustment for parents. It can be an especially troublesome experience for parents of children with asthma.
"What happens if my daughter has an asthma attack and isn't carrying her inhaler?"
"Will my son's new teacher know what to do if he has an asthma attack during class?"
These are questions that parents of children with asthma find themselves asking each year.
Sports practices, workouts and even recess can be tough on students during the brutal heat of August and September, especially in Texas.
All too often, you turn on the news and hear about another young person's life being cut short from heat exhaustion during practice.
Parents, teachers, coaches and even students all need to be aware of potential heat safety concerns.
Parents, summer vacation is coming to an end! Oh no! It's time to dust off those alarm clocks and to hear "five more minutes" when trying to get your kids ready for school.
During the summer kids tend to stay up late, sleep in and take naps during the day. I want to warn you that these erratic summertime sleep patterns can lead to a rough adjustment period when trying to get children back on track to get the right amount of rest that their bodies demand during the school year.
My nine-year-old son, Keagan, has had seizures his entire life.