Child Development

Get insights on the stages of growth. Learn how to help your child succeed from in the womb to thriving teen.

For more than 30 years, a Renown NICU nurse has been an important part of the fabric of her patients' lives, including a newborn who stayed in the NICU under her care for 111 days. When Joye Kinkade went into labor at 36 weeks and needed an emergency cesarean section, Gail Adler,...

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Posted on February 2, 2017

The holidays are over, but as we all know that hardly means the hustle and bustle of everyday life will slow down. So what can you do to help get back in the swing of things and make sure the whole family starts the New Year off right? Elaine Cudnik, a nurse practitioner with Renown Pediatrics,...

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Posted on January 3, 2017

After her son, Howie, spent 23 days in the Renown Children’s Hospital Neonatal...

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Posted on December 21, 2016

As we head into winter and the days get shorter, it’s not unusual to feel a bit down. For...

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Posted on December 12, 2016

The holidays can be a really joyful time for many, but if you’re grieving a loss, the...

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Posted on November 30, 2016

The Renown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently held its annual Graduation Picnic at Pickett...

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Posted on November 21, 2016

For children already afraid of the dark and things that go bump in the night, Halloween can be a...

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Posted on October 27, 2016

If you’re a parent, you know how scary it can be when your child gets sick — especially in...

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Posted on October 25, 2016

Unfortunately, not many kids actually enjoy sitting down to complete their homework....

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Posted on October 21, 2016

Allergies can be a terror for children, but there’s hope. Renown Pediatrician Vanessa Slots, MD,...

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Posted on October 4, 2016

Five Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician at a Well Check Vanessa Slots, MD, Pediatrician, Renown...

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Posted on September 26, 2016

Participating in sports is great for promoting healthy self-esteem, and bone and muscle...

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Posted on August 29, 2016

Born less than a pound, Naomi Bakker spent 142 days in the Renown NICU. Her family recently...

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Posted on August 17, 2016

Washoe County Kindergarten Coordinator Kacey Edgington shares preparation tips for your child’s...

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Posted on July 31, 2016

All parents of a toddler have experienced that dreaded moment – you say “no” and it leads to...

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Posted on July 22, 2016

With Our Center, support and social groups for LGBT young people and their parents are...

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Posted on July 21, 2016

If you’re pregnant, then you are no stranger to doctors’ appointments. Most pregnant women...

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Posted on July 21, 2016

The Miracle Month of May has just begun, with communities all over the country helping to...

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Posted on May 5, 2016

Having parents around while raising children of your own is a gift. The support and unconditional...

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Posted on March 3, 2016

From a young age, kids face pressure from school demands, parents and friends — just to name a...

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Posted on February 19, 2016

Don’t fret: Shyness among children is common. Everyone feels shy from time to time —...

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Posted on January 29, 2016

Urban Roots is working to open a satellite gardening area on vacant land at the corner of 2nd...

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Posted on January 14, 2016

Think Kindness is a non-profit organization that sparks Kindness Movements in schools and...

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Posted on December 30, 2015

Bedtime stories have long been known to help prepare children for sleep. And while the time you...

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Posted on December 27, 2015