Get Rid of Sippy Cups…Are You Kidding?

A sippy cup is usually the first cup parents use to transition their child off the bottle.  Don’t get me wrong, the thought of “no spills,” my child drinking early by herself, and the convenience of traveling with a cup is a dream come true.  That’s why sippy cups were invented and marketed to parents, not kids.

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We Love Grandparents (and Grandchildren)

The Fall is a wonderful time to celebrate the grandparents in your children’s lives. This year, Grandparents Day is celebrated on Sunday, September 8, 2019. For all the grandparents out there wondering what to do with your Grandchildren, here are some fun tips and activities to do in the Fall.

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Does Your Child Have Anxiety? How You Can Ready Them for School

It isn’t easy being young in today’s climate, especially when anxiety is involved. School can be a large trigger for stress, so it’s important to ease your kids into their new routine and to give them the support they need for success. There are many ways you can help to make this transition a smooth one for your children.

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Making and Keeping Friends

Making friends can be difficult, but keeping them can be even more challenging. I, myself, am very fortunate that I have kept a close group of friends since elementary school. Despite having busy schedules, we have kept in touch and found other ways to connect with one another. Here are some of the ways that I have personally made new friends and kept them throughout the years:

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Get Ready for School...It's Only July?!?!

With summer in full swing, it's time to starting thinking about.... going back to school. Crazy, right?!? While we are currently basking in playing outside, eating popsicles and staying up a little later than we should, buses, backpacks, and packing lunches is right around the corner.

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Outdoor Chores, Not Just Mom/Dad's Job....

Outdoor Chores, Not Just Mom/Dad's Job....

Getting your kids involved in outdoor chores can be an excellent way to help teach responsibility, spend time as a family and get everyone involved and potentially learning new skills. Tasks that we might find mundane or tedious can be exciting to kids! When deciding what chores your child could help with consider the following: 

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Dining Out with Kids

Dining out with kids can be, well, an adventure. Parents share favorite family friendly restaurants in the area and what their tips and tricks were for making dining out a success with kids. 

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Planning Ahead for the Summer 

If you're anything like me, after the winter we've had, I am more than ready for summer! Spring break is over and we're coming into the home stretch of the school year. I'm looking forward to all of the possibilities of the things we can do, places we can go and the people we can see during those few months of summer. This got me thinking about how I can best spend this time "connecting" with my family and community, so I'm going to share with you some of the ideas I've come up with: 

Grayslake Community Events 
June 22- 24th Annual Arts Festival & Annual Wine Tasting 
July 12- Grayslake 5K and Kids Run 
August 16/17- Grayslake Summer Days 
August 17- Grayslake Summer Days Parade 
August 24- 7th Annual Color Aloft Balloon Festival 

Summer Bucket List Ideas 
Berry Picking 
Trip to the Zoo 
Go to 3 New Parks/Playgrounds 
Have a Picnic 
Make Cookies or Brownies 
Go Swimming 
Make Ice Cream 
Have a Lemonade Stand 
Family Bike Ride 
Watch Fireworks 

Check out other Lake County Festivals and Summer events 

Pediatric Interactions has fun things planned this summer as well:
Summer Groups Client Appreciation Party  and Grayslake Summer Days Parade 

Written by: Lindsey Fry, Speech/Language Pathologist

March Is Reading Month

Personally, I am a big reader and always have been. I tend to read fiction or self help books, usually related to my word for the year. If you read January's newsletter you know that this year my word is CONNECT. This means I am hoping to spend more quality time with people, make time for more 1-on-1 time with each of my kids, prioritize date night, disconnect from technology more often and work on improving/maintaining the relationships with the people that matter most to me. 

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Dear Doctor Mom...

You have the most honored educational award, you are “your child’s expert”. It is your job to advocate and ask questions for your child.

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IEP / School Advocacy Resources

Having a child in school can be challenging, let alone having to advocate for your child’s needs can be even more frustrating and confusing. Pediatric Interactions offers support and resources to help you navigate this process so you don’t have to “do it alone on the other side of the table”.

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Testimonials

Thank you to our many amazing families and professionals that have entrusted us to work with their children over the years.

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Love Yourself

As we enter February, the month of LOVE, we are devoting this month to focusing on loving ourselves. While much of our time is spent loving and caring for others, it is important to remember to make time to love and care for ourselves ………..

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