Laura Roberts Pena, M.D.

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How to Talk to a Child about a Death in the Family

Posted by Laura Roberts Pena, M.D. on Feb 1, 2017 7:57:00 AM

Losing a loved one is hard. When a child’s loved one dies, it can be infinitely more difficult. Knowing what to say to a child about a concept as heavy and involved as death is daunting, especially when processing your own grief. Here are some tips that may help make talking to your child about death a little easier. 

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Topics: kids and death, how to talk to a child about death

FluMist Is Out this Year – How to Prepare Your Kids for a Shot

Posted by Laura Roberts Pena, M.D. on Sep 24, 2016 9:02:00 AM

Flu season is almost here and everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated. You might have heard by now that Kelsey-Seybold has no FluMist nasal spray vaccine this year. It was found to be ineffective last year and is not recommended for the 2016-2017 flu season. However, it’s still important for children to be vaccinated.  Here’s what you need to know and how you can prepare your child for the traditional shot.

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Topics: Flu shot, flu season, flu vaccine, flu vaccination, flu mist

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