All posts by Heidi Borst

Preparing your child for a new sibling

Preparing your child for a new baby can go miles in ensuring acceptance of their sibling and minimizing feelings of jealousy that arise from shifting family dynamics. The most important thing parents can do is to talk to children about how they’re feeling and handle behavioral issues or regressions with compassion. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rebecca

The lowdown on bedwetting

Waking in the middle of the night to change your child’s urine-soaked sheets is not unusual (it affects 20% of 5 year olds and 10% of 8 year olds), but it can be extremely stressful for both children and parents.

Figuring out if your child has colic or acid reflux

Your baby’s fists are clenched, her arms and legs flailing with her face scrunched up in pain, with unrelenting screams. Nothing you do seems to help. It’s heartbreaking to watch your baby suffer. Before you think “colic,” and assume there’s no cure, consider a treatable condition: acid reflux. Dr. Marianne Black of Toledo’s Franklin Park