For Parents

Meet the child whisperer

You’ve heard of life coaches for adults—but life coaches for kids? Yes, they do exist, and more and more parents and schools are turning to them to help children of all ages work through emotional and academic issues.

10 Tips for Fighting the Flu

Flu season is back. Use this list to keep yourself and your neighbors safe.

 

Our Picks on the Best Parenting Books

Parents can never get too much advice, right? Here is Lowcountry Child's top picks for the best parenting books — from newborn to toddlers. 

Dealing with Bullies

When we think of bullies we often think of older kids, but an alarming number of young children are victims, perpetrators and participants of bullying behavior.

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Where are you from originally?

It’s a question that prefaces nearly every encounter in the Lowcountry. The answers are as diverse as the people who call the area home: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Kentucky. The reason you’ll barely ever hear the response “right here” is that we are a community largely made up of transplants.

Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family

Did you know that chiropractic care is safe for babies? Did you know that chiropractic care can help boost the immune system, help children sleep better and improve behavior and attitude? Find the answers to these questions and more below from Erica Forzese of Seaside Family Chiropractic.

Homeschooling 101

Homeschooling has become a parenting buzz word, with more and more families opting to educate their kids at home rather than in a traditional classroom setting. Are you curious about homeschooling but don’t know if it’s for you? We’ve put together a primer for parents to get you schooled on homeschooling.

Check-ups and Immunizations

Routine exams and screenings help you and your kids prevent, identify, and treat health problems when they arise. Vaccines greatly reduce your child's risk of serious illness (particularly when more and more people use them) and give diseases fewer chances to take hold in a population. Unfortunately, misinformation about vaccines could make some parents decide not to immunize their children, putting them and others at a greater risk for illness.

Prevent eye injuries

"You'll poke your eye out!" Remember that saying just when the fun was about to begin?

Well, it turns out that's pretty good advice. Preventable trauma is the leading cause of blindness in teenagers and older children. Dr. Richard Akers of Atlantic Ophthalmology in Beaufort offers some rules of the road:

Helpful Links to Get you Going

Never fear! Lowcountry Child is here to help with your school efforts. From bus locations to lunches, we have you covered!