Camp Little Victors

Virtual summer camp, real summer fun.

Camp Little Victors

Virtual summer camp, real summer fun.

Looking for ways to make the most of your family’s summer break? Sign up today for Camp Little Victors! The first 500 campers to register in 2012 received free “Hail to the Little Victors” t-shirts. Everyone who registered received weekly emails during June and July filled with healthy activity ideas, nutrition tips, and other useful information from the doctors and staff at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. From rainy day activities and kid-friendly recipes to summertime safety tools, our tips and videos will help you make your family’s summer break a happy and healthy one.

Enroll in Camp Little Victors today! And we will keep you posted about Camp 2013 and goodies along the way.

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Should my child have his adenoids removed?

Many parents struggle with decisions about adenoid removal and how to make the right choice for their child. We asked Dr. David Brown, an ear, nose and throat specialist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, to fill us in on the procedure and why it is recommended for some children. 

Adenoids are located in the nasal pharynx, and may interfere with both sinus and ear drainage if enlarged.

Adenoids are located in the nasal pharynx, and may interfere with both sinus and ear drainage if enlarged.

Making decisions about your child’s healthcare can be difficult. This is particularly true for surgical procedures, no matter how safe and routine they have proven to be. Adenoid removal is most often a case in which a doctor might make a recommendation, and the parents make the ultimate decision. To help you with your decision, it is important to be informed about what the adenoids are, what happens during removal and how it may benefit your child.

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A Mother’s Day Message

The parents of many of our "Conquering Heroes," such as Missy, shown here with her daughter Bernie, are the stuff Mother's Day legends are made of.

By Rebecca Priest

Working in the marketing department for a children’s hospital gives me the honor of meeting many incredible children that inspire and delight. Kids that bring a smile to your face and help you remember what’s important at the end of the day. Behind many of these children, however, are equally inspiring parents. Moms who know what it’s like to spend too many nights on a hospital room’s pull out couch. Dads who know all too well what “rounds” are. Parents who have memorized the hours of the child life playroom, the options on the room service menu, and the names of the nursing staff without reading their badges, not to mention the names of a few of the therapy dogs.

As we celebrate Mother’s Day, I’d like to take a moment to recognize a few of the moms I’ve made the acquaintance of this past year.

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Burj Khalifa to Brighton, MI: Tips for traveling with kids

By Dr. Stephanie Goodson, a mom, pediatrician and recent world traveler

 

The Goodson family sports University of Michigan Pediatrics gear in Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world! Dr. Goodson has some useful family travel tips after this journey to Dubai.

The Goodson family sports University of Michigan Pediatrics gear in Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world! Dr. Goodson has some useful family travel tips after this journey to Dubai.

My family was so excited about our upcoming trip around the world to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. That area of the world has so much history and a culture that is very different from our family here in Michigan, it made us all enthusiastic and just a little bit nervous about this trip. But, hey, my kids have been well travelled around the States on typical American vacations. We’ve gone to see grandparents in Texas, Disney world, and all the way to California both by air and car. I figured we’d be fine, right? Soon enough, the idea of 17-hour flight, customs, language barriers, water safety, and food preferences all became a bit daunting. However, with a little planning, lots of discussions on expectations and plenty of patience, we had one of the most enjoyable, educational and memorable trips ever. When we went to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the views were breathtaking. But even better, we hear in foreign accent from across the observatory recognition of our coordinating shirts: “Go Blue!”

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How to protect and prepare children: Child Abuse Prevention Month

The subject of child abuse is challenging and one that most people find difficult to discuss. However, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and is a time to recognize how individuals and communities can help prevent child abuse. It is important to be an active part of keeping children safe and prepared. This is a time to promote children’s emotional well-being and strengthen families.

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