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    September is Family Mealtime Month

    September is National Family Mealtime Month where it is suggested to eat one more meal together as a family per week. Research shows that meals eaten together at home are lower in calories, higher in nutrition and promote positive family interactions.  So, consider pledging to eat an extra meal together each week.  Prepare it at home, eat it in the kitchen or dining room and turn off the tv and screens!

     


     

    Looking for Help with Starting Solids?

    Dr. Bolling is assisting The Healthy Kids Lab at the University of Cincinnati learn more about infant feeding and how caregivers can help their babies develop healthy eating behaviors. The Healthy Start to Feeding Intervention is designed to help caregivers introduce solid foods to their baby in a healthy way. If you would like more information or are interested in helping us learn ways to assist parents, and potentially find support yourself through this study, contact The Healthy Kids Lab at 513-556-5589 or Cathleen.Stough@uc.edu.

     


     

    Schedule Your Flu Vaccine Now!

     

    We have injectable flu vaccine in our office now and we are expecting flu mist soon.  If you are in for an appointment we can give your child their vaccine while here.  We also have Saturday vaccine clinics scheduled for October 6, 13 and 27 and December 1.  Please go to the portal to schedule the best date and time for you.  You can also call our office to schedule.  The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine each year.  It is especially important for patients with issues like asthma, heart disease, diabetes or any other chronic illness to get this important protection.  It is not too early to vaccinate your children for the upcoming fall and winter flu season.

     

     

     

    Lactation Support Available

    We are excited to introduce a new service at Pediatric Associates!  Elise, a nurse here for 11 years, is now available for lactation counseling in our Crestview Hills office.  If you have breast feeding issues, speak to your provider, and they may recommend lactation counseling.  If you decide you want to see Elise, you can call our office and schedule an appointment.  She is usually in Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  We recognize that although this is a natural process it does not always come easily to everyone. Providing this support for you both is important to us so that you and your baby can enjoy all the benefits of breastfeeding.  Please be aware that there is a charge for this service that is not billable to insurance.

     
     
    Practice News

    Happy Birthday Dr. Cunha!

    We celebrated Dr.Cunha's birthday this month. He thanks everyone for their best wishes.

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    How to get Immunizations and School Forms from our Patient Portal

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    Parenting Corner:

    Do You Have Parenting Questions?

    Join us on Oct. 24th at 12:00pm for the first Facebook Live session with our parenting specialist Kerry. She will be answering parenting questions you may have, so feel free to message anthing you'd like to know or just watch. If you aren't able to make the live session you can watch it on our Facebook page anytime.

    Strength Spotting Can Help With Homework 

    Let's face it, your kids are likely more interested in Snapchatting with their friends after school than doing their homework. Knowing your child's temperament and what they need to focus on can help you influence your child's success. For example, do they need quiet? Do they work better with others around? Do you need to hide the remote so they can focus? How do they need you to be present? How long can they sit before they get distracted by their phone? Do they need shorter breaks more often or can they sit still and get it done in one stretch? A great way to offer encouragement is to strength-spot them. Your creativity really helps you with your writing. I am proud to see you are using it to do such a great job on your research paper.

    Be Intentional During Your Evening Routine

    A consistent evening routine is just as important as your morning routines. Be intentional in winding down so your children can ease into the transition of going to sleep. Try to complete preparations for the next day (picking out clothes, getting their backpack ready, preparing and packing their lunch) as early as possible. It's important to make time for the things that help them to relax. Rather than binging on Netflix, try a mindful activity like the body scan, deep breathing or even a warm calming soak in the tub. Evenings are a great time to read together to encourage curiosity and a love of learning. Parents that are fully present for this part of their child's day can more easily wind down from their day as well. Snuggling is sometimes what some children need to go from their day to a good night's sleep.

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    Licensed Psychological Practitioner at our Crestview Hills Office

    We are excited to introduce Emmaly Meier, a licensed psychological practitioner.  Emmaly will be working in our office on Mondays and Thursdays starting this month.  She is able to see your child for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression and testing for ADHD.  Her experience includes being a school based therapist in Lexington.  Speak to your provider if you think your child could benefit by seeing Emmaly.

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    2865 Chancellor Dr. Suite 225 Crestview Hills, Ky. 41017
    859-341-5400
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