Parenting

COVID-19 Vaccine Update from Dr. Jill Amsberry
As you know firsthand, schools have been disrupted creating stress for teachers, staff, parents and, most importantly, our children. We’ve had to sacrifice our way of life. But finally, some good news surrounding COVID-19 – a vaccine.

"There hasn’t been a lot in the past year that has been very hopeful. The possibility of a COVID vaccine coming soon is really something we can be hopeful about," said CentraCare Pediatrician Dr. Jill Amsberry.

While it will be a few months before the vaccine will be available to the public, Dr. Amsberry gives us an update and the hope that vaccines bring.

 

Help Teens Deal With Pandemic
With distance learning and extracurricular activities being canceled, the adolescents in our lives are missing their social outlets again. Gary A. Wallinga, PhD, LP, shares tips to help teens deal with the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
Is It All Fun and Games?
With kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have struggled to find the right limit for their child's gaming. Now with the arrival of new PlayStation and Xbox consoles and winter weather, finding this balance will not be any easier in the coming months. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Kelly Woods notes some signs when gaming is becoming unhealthy for your child and how to set rules at home.
Helping Children While Working from Home
The term “juggling act” has taken on a whole new meaning in 2020. You are working from home. Your children are distance learning. Household chores are piling up. And the number of COVID-19 cases remains concerning. Get tips from Gary Wallinga, PhD, LP, on how to help your children and maintain your sanity.