When Phoenix resident Liz Tomko founded Artplay in 2010, she traveled among pediatric offices to provide expressive arts therapy for young patients facing mostly physical ailments. But Tomko also wanted to focus on children’s emotional needs. She opened her own location three years ago, then moved to a new space in Central Phoenix last November. […]
Posts Tagged ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’
As a developmental pediatrician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Robin Blitz, MD, takes care of young patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other disorders. At home, while raising two boys of her own, she’s learned firsthand how to navigate the rough waters of an ADHD diagnosis. Blitz talks about coping skills, management plans and keeping […]
By Douglas Albrecht, Ph.D. In the last Babies to Big Kids blog from my colleague Lorenzo Azzi (“Managing meltdowns”), a parent commented specifically about dealing with biting. Many of Dr. Azzi’s suggestions apply to biting issues, and I wanted to offer up some additional help and support for parents of toddlers who may be going through […]
Answers to some of the most common questions developmental and behavioral pediatricians receive surrounding meds.
There is a lot of misinformation about medication, especially in what you read online and perhaps even what you hear from other parents. It can be daunting to wade through this information and determine what is fact and what is fiction.
To Do or Not To Do…that is every ADDer’s question. And now that it’s SUMMER, that one question has so many possible answers. DO is probably the right one, but oohhh NOT just feels so good. After a school year punctuated by IEPs, testing, late or missing homework, meetings with a plethora of specialists and last minute scrambles […]
In some parts of the country the month of April is known for its “showers,” which bring May flowers. Here in Arizona we’ve already gotten our winter rain and our March wildflowers. So what do we say about April here? It’s AIMS month, typically muttered with dread all in one breath as in OMG — AIMS. […]
SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE: 30 tips for getting through the summer, including indoor play places, staycations, nighttime adventures, “doing Disneyland” tips and more.Add to cart
ARIZONA’S CHILDREN: Gilbert couple Becki and Brett MacLay always knew they wanted a lively household. When they became foster parents, that’s exactly what they got.
On our cover: Phoenix Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Gonzales and daughter Winter Warnicke (12) at the Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts new Parson’s Leadership Center.Add to cart
As director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Cara Christ promotes vaccinations, healthy habits and the state’s new Infants to Work Program.Add to cart
Day and overnight SUMMER CAMPS: Find day camps that meet every interest, from horseback riding to theatrical performance, sports and STEM/STEAM themes. Plus overnight camps in Arizona and beyond that celebrate the great outdoors or build science and technology skills.Add to cart
Girl Power: 13-year-old entrepreneur Aleena Valdez is ready to change the world.Add to cart
20 ideas to help families get active in the new yearAdd to cart