Christmas Candy – Part II

Sixty Second Parent shares Part II of this Christmas short story written by Dr. Huff. In Part I, Nathan, a young boy living in rural West Virginia, and his dog Jack struggle to make it home through a winter storm.  This story, written in five parts, will be posted...

Holiday Cheer

Pregnant mothers should not drink alcohol as a part of this year’s holiday cheer. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that there is no known safe amount of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. For that reason, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends...

Christmas Candy: A Short Story

Christmas Candy by Dr. Olson Huff Sixty Second Parent shares this Christmas short story written by Dr. Huff with you and your family. The story, written in five parts, will be posted each week between now and Christmas Eve. Make sharing this poignant story about a...

Exercise and Autism

According to a recent Medical News Today article, the best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to caregivers surveyed. The overwhelming...

Staying Active During Shorter Days

Winter Holidays Provide Challenges to Staying Active Less daylight and lower temperatures makes staying active during the holidays a challenge. Young and old need to get a daily dose of active play. Turn the screens off—TV, iPods, computers and the like—and enjoy a...

Be Ready for Flu Season

It’s time for the annual flu shots. Every child age 6 months or older should get one. This year, the nasal spray is no longer an option, so it’s a shot for all. For children who have a chronic health condition or lowered immunity, vaccination against...

Remember The Neighborhood?

In my old stomping grounds nearly every house had children and nearly every Saturday brought new adventures. Most kids followed the same routine.  After breakfast and chores we would hop on our bikes and take off, with the moms calling out to be home before dark....

Button Battery Danger

Button batteries now power many devices are now powered by small devices. If a child ingests one, serious harm or death can occur. Since young children are naturally curious and often put anything and everything in their mouths, dispose of button batteries correctly...