Parenting & Safety

Unexpected reasons your child may need speech therapy

You may think that speech therapists treat only stutters or lisps, but they also help with a variety of issues your child may be experiencing. Speech therapists work with kids who have speech impediments as well as behavior, language, auditory processing and feeding issues. For example, they can effectively help children who have difficulties with taste, texture or swallowing, or who struggle with fluency.

If your child is experiencing one of the following issues, you may need to seek out a speech therapist:

 

Ages 1 to 3

The little known hazard with potty training

Potty training is something all parents must tackle. It can be a frustrating and even messy time that is supposed to end with a child who uses the toilet. But it’s also a time that has a major hazard: child abuse.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, potty training is the developmental step during which child abuse occurs most often. It doesn’t need to be that way.

​4 ways to enjoy Thunder Over Louisville and save your hearing

Thunder Over Louisville kicks off Derby season in Louisville on Saturday, April 18. The daylong event features a high-flying and high-speed air show as well as North America’s largest fireworks display. The all-American event attracts families from Louisville and across the country. However, while you are taking in the sights of Thunder Over Louisville, the sounds could be doing permanent damage to your ears.

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8 hacks for avoiding tantrums

If you are the parent of a toddler, you have likely cringed at the earth-shattering meltdowns that make the “terrible twos” well, terrible.

Your child’s developmental stage creates the perfect storm for misbehavior and temper tantrums. Her brain is programmed to explore the world with her senses and find relationships between things. As she learns new skills such as talking, throwing and moving about, she is eager to put them to use.

To boost or not to boost

When is your child ready to lose the booster seat?

Your child has transitioned from a car seat to a booster seat. She’s growing like crazy, so maybe she really doesn’t need any car safety seat at all. Or does she?

According to a law just passed in Kentucky, she’ll need to be in a booster until she is 57 inches or 8 years old. This is now consistent with what is recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and already enacted in Indiana.

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