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The Case for Universal Supportive Care for our Kids

The Case for Universal Supportive Care for our Kids

This article from our founders Taraneh Arhamsadr and Rita Ho-Bezzola highlights the pressing need for accessible supportive care for children, especially those navigating a parent’s illness. Inspired by Kate Middleton’s recent cancer diagnosis, it stresses the importance of providing children with the resources they need to cope. From therapy to child life programs, it urges readers to advocate for comprehensive care systems, ensuring no child faces such challenges alone.

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A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Pediatric Urgent Care Visits

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Pediatric Urgent Care Visits

If, as a parent, you haven’t yet experienced a pediatric urgent care visit, don’t worry. There’s still time. And when you do, it be helpful if you (and your child) are ready! In this blog post, Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life on Call founder, and expert Piper + Enza contributor Katie Taylor talks about navigating pediatric urgent care visits and offers tips to put your child at ease in what might be an anxious experience for them.

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Fundamental Ways to Connect with Your Child

Fundamental Ways to Connect with Your Child

Interpersonal connection is fundamental to the human condition—and this is especially true for children. In her latest post, parenting educator and Piper+ Enza contributor Giselle Baumet shares straightforward ways you can connect with your child to strengthen your relationship with them, as well as support the development of their emotional intelligence.

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A Guide for Parents in the Sandwich Generation

A Guide for Parents in the Sandwich Generation

A growing number of U.S. adults are joining the Sandwich Generation – caring for their elders while raising children – and it can be very challenging. This month, parenting educator and Piper+ Enza contributor Giselle Baumet shares tips on finding balance in this demanding role, engaging and supporting your kids as you go, and making time to nurture yourself.

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Prioritizing Your Child’s Comfort: A Guide for Parents Navigating a Chronic Medical Diagnosis

Prioritizing Your Child’s Comfort: A Guide for Parents Navigating a Chronic Medical Diagnosis

We’re honored to welcome a new contributor this month. Meet Dr. Maureen Michele, life coach, author, general pediatrician, allergist/immunologist, and mama to three. She provides coaching and support to parents of chronically ill kids, and in this article, offers guidance to families facing a chronicle medical diagnosis in how to best support their kids through the journey. We happen to think this advice is great for families facing routine medical experiences, too!

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How to Help Your Child Take Medicine

How to Help Your Child Take Medicine

Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life on Call founder, and expert Piper + Enza contributor Katie Taylor shares some ideas and strategies to help your child take medicine more easily — something that parents and caretakers are challenged with all too often!

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How to Make Resolutions for Emotional Wellness—And Keep Them

How to Make Resolutions for Emotional Wellness—And Keep Them

New year, new you! Right? Honestly, the concept of setting and keeping New Year’s resolutions can bring on more pressure than anything else—so why not rethink them? This month, Giselle Baumet talks through how we can focus on resolutions for emotional wellness, especially for parents, and how this can serve as a basis for reaching other personal goals.

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How Can I Stop Being SAD in the Winter?

How Can I Stop Being SAD in the Winter?

Here at Piper+Enza, we want to make sure kids and their families have all the resources they need for a better physical and mental health journey. In the fall and winter seasons, with their colder, shorter days, many adults (and some kids) experience seasonal mood changes. So we asked our experts, including child psychologist Dr. Mary Goodarzi and herbalist and educator Giselle Baumet, to help us answer the question: How can I stop being SAD in the winter?

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How to Talk to Kids About Death

How to Talk to Kids About Death

Have you ever wondered about how the passing of a loved one would affect your child, and how you might support them—especially if you are grieving yourself? As El Día de los Muertos approaches, this topic has been on our minds, so we asked our friend, positive parenting educator (and multi-hyphenate) Giselle Baumet to give us some sage advice on how to talk to kids about death.

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I Stopped Teaching My Kids to be “Brave”

I Stopped Teaching My Kids to be “Brave”

So many parents of young kids today were taught to handle fear, sadness, or adversity by being tough and holding back emotions. Our founder Rita Ho-Bezzola talks about why she stopped teaching her kids to be “brave” and her approach to supporting these feelings in a more constructive way.  

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Covid Vaccine Prep for Kids Under 5

Covid Vaccine Prep for Kids Under 5

Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life on Call founder, and expert Piper + Enza contributor Katie Taylor shares her “Covid vaccine prep for kids under 5” tips to help families with little ones be prepared for vaccination day.

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Raising LGBTQ+ inclusive kids

Raising LGBTQ+ inclusive kids

In pursuit of a kinder, more accepting society, it is absolutely critical to raise children who inclusive of those around them. In this post, positive parenting educator and Certified Life Coach Giselle Baumet discusses how we can raise a generation of LGBTQ+ inclusive kids who understand, embrace, and affirm this community.

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What to do when noses run

What to do when noses run

Meet our expert: Dr. Krupa Playforth, also known as The Pediatrician Mom, is a board-certified pediatrician practicing in Virginia. She offers some tips and tricks for helping your kid when they have a cold, like Nicco did in the book “Running of the Noses.”

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