It has been a challenging year for children and parents. One of the most problematic issues involves school – should children go full-time in person, part-time, a hybrid arrangement, etc.
As we still find ourselves in the middle of a public health crisis, one local health agency finds itself in a crisis all its own. That health agency is The Blood Connection, and they have been in dire need of blood donors throughout this pandemic.
Happy National Doctors’ Day to all our physicians! We thank you!
If you just want to get out there and play, the Lowcountry has a variety of basketball courts that afford your child with the opportunity.
Do you struggle with what to pack in your child’s school lunch? You are certainly not alone! Luckily, this year, tri-county public schools offer free lunch to students, but maybe you want to mix it up sometimes and maybe your children do too. On those days, you don’t have to fill their lunch…
As parents, we witness our children getting more than their fair share of bumps on the head. Perhaps it’s when they forgot their bike helmet or while playing catch in the yard. Perhaps wrestling on the couch wasn’t such a great idea when both kids crash onto the hardwood floors head-first. O…
From her office at the N.E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center at the College of Charleston, director Katie Houser can look through a window and watch children on the facility’s playground. Occasionally, she’ll notice small moments such as one child falling or taking a tumble off a bik…
The nights are long, many of the days are gray, and the Christmas lights have been packed up and put away. In the Lowcountry and elsewhere, January’s bleakness is where the cold, slow march toward spring begins. The cheer of the holidays is over, the energy of the college football season is …
Local artist Arun Drummond was born and raised in the Upstate, but he always felt the pull of the Lowcountry and knew his blood must run with the waters along the coast. He moved here 20 years ago knowing his ancestors, enslaved Africans, had passed through Charleston on their way to the Upstate.
There is no milestone in a mother’s life that is more important and memorable than that moment when her baby is placed on her chest and she’s able to finally look into his eyes, hear her voice and count those perfect tiny toes and fingers. For most women, the person handing that baby over is…
Dealing with ADHD as a parent can be frustrating, especially if you’re not sure what’s going on with your child. But there are a number of effective treatments that can go a long way toward managing the issue. For parents worried that their child might have ADHD, we spoke to Dr. B.G. Quesenb…
For hundreds of years, schools have been organized roughly the same way, with children of one age grouped together in a room to be taught by a teacher with expertise in educating using classroom tools, building relationships with students and developing grade-level curricula.
Sunscreen and insect repellents are as much a part of Lowcounty living in summer as sunglasses and flip flops. But how do you know which ones to choose to keep your kids both protected without harming their young skin. Local experts share their advice.
Hospital policies are changing at a furious pace in an effort to protect those giving birth and the hospital staff caring for them. That means guests are strictly limited.
“Postpartum depression is a very large and dangerous problem that can impact 10-15 percent of all new moms and if left untreated, it can cause depression later on,” one local expert says.
“Now, we have a whole new generation of kids who are addicted to tobacco and that’s really scary," one MUSC researcher said.
“We have been seeing a significant rise in essential oils in the pediatric setting,” says Dr. Colleen Boylston, a pediatrician with Sweetgrass Pediatrics.
Rates of binge drinking among teens hover at roughly 11 percent.
My son found his thumb in the womb. And I’m not gonna lie, as a mom-to-be, I stared proudly at the ultrasound as he sucked away, sure that this made him somehow more intelligent.
Here are some of the warning signs of video game addiction, which in 2018 became a disorder listed by the World Health Organization.