Our Latest Blog Posts

Helping Kids Celebrate Black History Month

By: On Our Sleeves on January 29, 2024

Black History Month is an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Black people. There are many amazing stories of resilience that can inspire and encourage. 

Kids and Gaming – Impacts on Mental Health

By: On Our Sleeves on January 09, 2024

Online games and video games are entertaining, and kids love to play them. But there are reasons why you should monitor your child’s game time.

How to Manage Diabetes During the Holidays

By: Maria Paula Criado on December 05, 2023

Navigating the holiday feasts while maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult. For those with diabetes who are also trying to manage their blood sugar, it can be exceptionally challenging. Maria Paula Criado, Registered Dietitian at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, shares tips to help manage diabetes and healthy weight during the holidays.

How Holiday Traditions Can Make Your Family Closer

By: On Our Sleeves on December 01, 2023

During the holidays, having family traditions can help to bring deeper meaning to your celebrations. When your customs and traditions include togetherness and fun, they may boost your child’s mood.

Talking to Kids about Breast Cancer

By: Sara Rivero-Conil, PsyD on October 25, 2023

Women diagnosed with breast cancer who have children face the additional challenge of having to explain the situation to their children. This can be difficult and even traumatic. Considering that, it’s important to handle the discussion with care.

When a Child Has a Loss or Big Change

By: On Our Sleeves on October 24, 2023

Children experience grief over many life experiences that don’t involve a death in the family – a friend moving away, a divorce, or even a favorite teacher leaving their classroom. Sometimes these kinds of losses cause complex feelings in children, and if it’s not talked about or is misunderstood, it can be even harder for them to cope with.

Navigating Trick-or-Treating and Children’s Food Allergies

By: Jorelis Frias, MD on October 19, 2023

For children with food allergies and their parents, trick-or-treating can be scary, but we've got tips on how to navigate the Halloween festivities.

Practicing Friendship Skills with Children

By: On Our Sleeves on September 29, 2023

Friendships build mental health in a number of important ways, but making friends can be hard. Here are six ways to help children make friends and be a better friend.

Teaching Kids About Emotions Is Good for Mental Health

By: On Our Sleeves on August 22, 2023

Teaching children to notice emotions is one of the first steps in helping them develop coping skills. It’s good for a child’s mental health to understand and manage feelings.

Why Belonging Matters

By: On Our Sleeves on July 19, 2023

Belonging is a basic human need and children who feel connected to their family, community and school see big mental and physical health benefits.

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