The alligator in the room

I’ve found myself hiding from the news and social media the last couple weeks due to all of the heartbreak. Of particular frustration is the blaming and shaming that parents of young children have received in the wake of some … Continue reading

Is perfectionism a problem for your child?

Alissa spends several hours a day trying to flawlessly perform her gymnastics’ routines. To a casual observer, her movements look amazing for a twelve-year old athlete. However, Alissa is critical of most everything she does in the gym, using that … Continue reading

Meet Victoria!

Hi. My name is Victoria Anella Lackey. I am 8 years old. While I have been a patient of Dayton Children’s since I was about 2 months old, when I was about 3 years old I was rushed to Dayton … Continue reading

The right place at the right time

Dayton Children’s patient care assistant saves boy from drowning at local pool   Christi Atkins promised her four kids that she would take them to Crestwood Swim Club, even after working a 12-hour shift in the emergency department as a … Continue reading

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