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  • Dry, cracked hands are for lizards

    Dry, cracked hands: treatment and prevention

    In addition to pocket-sized hand sanitizer, I recently got my kids pocket-sized moisturizer to help their dry, cracked hands.  Between diligent handwashing and falling temperatures in Pennsylvania, we are experiencing annoying, itchy…

  • Holiday Gifts for school-age kids 2020

    We’re bringing back our popular holiday gift guide based on ages and developmental stages. As always, we will concentrate on non electronic options, as well as pandemic-friendly ideas. Kindergarten: What’s happening: Kids…

  • Is it COVID or a cold?

    In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can no longer say easily that your child with cold symptoms has a simple cold. Pre-pandemic, it was so easy to say, “Of course…

  • How superheroes wear masks

    Every child, long before COVID, was taught to prevent germs from entering their bodies by washing their hands and making sure their nose did not get too close to other kids’ noses.…

  • Tick removal and prevention

    Kids are running about and so are the ticks. We’re talking about tick removal and prevention of  tick bites in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Tip of the Week! Julie Kardos, MD…

  • The lesson of coronavirus

    For my college graduate whose graduation ceremonies will most likely not happen, and my other kid who is now online and vacating her school, I think it will be the best lesson…

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