Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World (my reflections)

When my parents raised me in West Africa, they didn’t have to worry about all of the world’s culture influencing me through a screen.   These days, parents all over the world face not only the parenting challenges of their local youth culture, but the global impact of technology.  While the United States has cheaper, faster internet, theyContinue reading “Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World (my reflections)”

Head Injury

From falling off the bed, to crashing the bicycle, to colliding on the sports field, head injuries are common in childhood. Head injuries range from minor to quite serious.  As a parent in a limited resource setting, it’s important to know how to prevent head injuries, what to look for, and when to go to theContinue reading “Head Injury”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Signs and Symptoms Babies with a urinary tract infection tend to be fussy and often have vomiting and/or a fever.  Older children may complain of pain when they urinate, have smelly urine, blood in the urine, lower belly pain, and/or may be needing to urinate more frequently.  A previously potty-trained child may start wetting themselves or theContinue reading “Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)”

Malaria Prevention

Malaria is a parasite that is spread by the Anopheles mosquito.  The mosquito must bite a person that is infected with malaria. The parasite matures inside the mosquito.  Then, about a week later the mosquito bites another person, infecting them with malaria.  It takes another 10 days to 4 weeks before the infected person starts showing symptoms.  There areContinue reading “Malaria Prevention”