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Resilience is the ability to adapt in positive ways when faced with a tough situation. It is something that can be taught, learned and strengthened over time. One of the biggest predictors of resilience in children is having a parent who is resilient. Modeling resilient behavior in your own life – along with showing children your unconditional love and support – helps promote the development of this important life skill.... View Article

Oct 10 2018

In addition to candy and costumes, safety prep needs to be on everyone’s Halloween to-do list. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and significantly injured on Halloween than any other day of the year – but planning ahead can help reduce this safety risk. Below are some things parents/caregivers should do before kids head out trick-or-treating to help ensure they’re as safe as... View Article

Oct 4 2018

Bon Secours and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU announced today they have formed a new collaboration that will maximize their combined resources to enhance access to quality care and improve the health and well-being of children in Central Virginia. The two organizations will remain independent under the new agreement. Outpatient care offered through the collaborative will be on the campus of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in the new... View Article

Oct 3 2018

Seeing Lucy Wiese’s sweet smile and bright blue eyes light up the month of September in our hospital calendar you might never know the day she’d had. When the photo was taken she’d just come from multiple medical appointments, including a dental visit that turned out to be longer and more complex than expected, but Lucy jumped right in and got the job done. She quickly changed her outfit, agreed... View Article

Sep 26 2018

Providing well-balanced nutrition for the family can take practice and time – but what a big payoff! Everyone benefits from healthy homemade meals and a little planning makes mealtime magic easier to bring to life. Your menus can take into account specific preferences and dietary needs. Growing minds can also learn more about food and good health when they’re involved in making homemade meals. Here are a few basics to... View Article

Sep 21 2018

Opioids have been used for hundreds of years to treat pain, cough and diarrhea, but recently they’ve become the center of a frightening crisis. Why and how are these drugs being misused and how can we keep our kids and teens safe? What are opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin as well as prescription pain medicines like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others. Kids may... View Article

Sep 13 2018

Having a well-stocked kitchen with long-lasting foods can make meal planning easier and grocery shopping simpler. Everything expires in different periods of time, but most of these items will stay fresh for at least two weeks. Think about how more perishable foods (e.g. salad greens, milk) and foods that are on sale (e.g. weekly specials) can be used to supplement longer-lasting items. See below for ideas of how to assemble these ingredients... View Article

Sep 7 2018

We heard our patients and families loud and clear! As part of our continual efforts to improve our patient and family experience, self-parking for patients and visitors of patients is now FREE with validation on our MCV Campus. Where is free self-parking available? Where do I get my ticket validated? Children’s Pavilion Deck (10th and Broad streets) -Validations available on Level 1 at the Sky Lobby information desk Patient and... View Article

Sep 3 2018

Childhood is a time of great physical and emotional development. Adverse experiences that occur during this time can significantly impact the child’s life well into adulthood. Exactly what are the connection and long-term consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences on overall health and well-being? A study in 19981 analyzed the relationship of childhood abuse and dysfunction in the home to many of the leading causes of death in adults. More than... View Article

Aug 22 2018

The rush has begun, with families anxiously gathering supplies and preparing to send children back to school. Each school year brings new teachers, responsibilities and situations. Before zipping up the backpack and waving goodbye on the first day, Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough, general pediatrician and Corri Miller-Hobbs, RN, program coordinator for Safe Kids VA recommend that you to take a moment to address important safety information with your child, no matter... View Article

Aug 17 2018