What Happens When Teens Break from Social Media?

What Happens When Teens Break from Social Media?

The University of Chicago’s independently funded research organization, NORC teamed up with the Associated Press, to find out what happens when teens are forced to break from social media. The research surveyed 790 teenagers (ages 13-17) who had either been forced to take a break from social media by a parent/guardian or decided to take […]

A Holistic Approach to Teen Acne Treatment

A Holistic Approach to Teen Acne Treatment

It’s quite unfair that acne seems to “pop up” at the exact time when physical appearance becomes excruciatingly important to your pre-pubescent/adolescent child (particularly in their social-emotional development). Some teenagers manage to coast through adolescence with just a pimple or two, but for about 8 in 10 teenagers, acne becomes part of daily life. To […]

Recognizing Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids

Recognizing Seasonal Affective Disorder in Kids

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that appears at the same time each year, typically as winter approaches. Oftentimes, we talk about SAD in relation to adults, but in truth, children and adolescents can experience this as well. A person with SAD may start to show symptoms when daylight hours are shorter, […]

6 Things Your Family Needs to Know about Ice Safety

6 Things Your Family Needs to Know about Ice Safety

When the weather starts to turn cold, it’s time to talk with your children about ice safety. Icy ponds and lakes can be dangerous to young kids and teenagers. We know it’s a scary topic for parents to think about, but it’s important to help your children learn how to be safe around ice. 6 […]

Know When It’s Time to Go to the E.R.

Know When It’s Time to Go to the E.R.

It’s midnight and your child is struggling with some sort of illness. Is it viral, bacterial, maybe something she ate? You’re exhausted, your partner is exhausted, and your child looks miserable. What’s the next best step to take for your son or daughter? It can be tough to know when you’re sleep-deprived and probably feeling […]

Thanksgiving for Gluten Sensitive & Food Allergy Families

Thanksgiving for Gluten Sensitive & Food Allergy Families

If anyone in your family lives with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten intolerance, or food allergies, Thanksgiving can seem like a challenging time. But don’t give up on serving up your favorite traditional Thanksgiving meals just yet.  There are simple ways to protect your family members with food allergies at Thanksgiving. And, there are amazing gluten-free […]

Tips to Support Families Impacted by Disability This Halloween

Tips to Support Families Impacted by Disability This Halloween

Part of our mission at Thrive Pediatrics is to advocate for and support families impacted by disability and chronic health conditions. We take great pride in working closely with families living with severe food allergies, asthma, vision impairments, physical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and more. With this in […]

Try These Brain-Boosting Breakfast Ideas for Your Kids

Try These Brain Boosting Breakfast Ideas for Your Kids

Ah, the morning rush. Trying to get to work on time while also making sure every child is fed breakfast, has brushed their teeth, packed a lunch, and has their homework. We know it can be easy to toss your kids a pop tart or hot pocket as they run out-the-door.  We are Mom’s too!  […]

Treating 5 Common Childhood Skin Conditions

Treating 5 Common Childhood Skin Conditions

Kids have extremely sensitive skin, so finding a dry patch, pinkish blotch, or bump on your child is more common than uncommon. It’s rarely a reason for panic and often can be traced back to simple, everyday skin irritants. If your child is experiencing some light pinkish-red, itchy skin irritation without any additional symptoms (fever, […]

Is Your Teen Being Cyberbullied?

Is Your Teen Being Cyberbullied?

Students are back in class and many districts are now back to in-person learning after more than a year of online instruction.  As we start fresh, it’s important to be mindful of what teens experienced last year from a social-emotional development perspective. Studies now show there was a drastic increase of cyberbullying cases in 2020 […]