Tag Archive: family

Just 15-20 minutes of quality time together can build a child’s self-esteem, enhance family bonding and provide fun, stress-free time for everyone. There are many ways you can give the gift of “time together” to your child during the holiday season and throughout the new year.Below is a list of “family fun” ideas from our child life team. These ideas focus on family bonding, healthy fun and active play. You can... View Article

Dec 23 2016

Our new Children’s Pavilion was designed for better coordination of care and easy navigation for families, but creating a positive and comforting environment was also a major focus of the interior design. Elements of nature found in our community are incorporated in unique ways throughout the building, adding some kid-friendly fun to the overall design.“The overall design concept for the building is derived from nature to include water, forest and sky,” said... View Article

Sep 22 2016

While all children can seem particular about their likes and dislikes, children with sensory processing disorder (also called sensory integration dysfunction) will be so severely affected by their sensory preferences that it interferes with their normal, everyday functioning. Treatment for sensory processing disorder is a fun, play-based intervention that takes place in a sensory-rich environment typically under the guidance of an occupational therapist. Many families have requested more information about... View Article

Aug 3 2016

Each year Richmond magazine surveys doctors in Central Virginia, asking them to nominate the doctors they consider to be “Top Docs” in our region. Once again, more than 60 Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) doctors were named in the “Top Docs” list. Fun fact: CHoR had more pediatric doctors nominated than any other hospital in our community. Do you see one of your family’s doctors on the list? See what our Facebook... View Article

Apr 18 2016

Each year Richmond magazine surveys doctors in Central Virginia, asking them to nominate the doctors they consider to be “Top Docs” in our region. Once again, more than 60 Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) doctors were named in the “Top Docs” list. Fun fact: CHoR had more pediatric doctors nominated than any other hospital in our community. Do you see one of your family’s doctors on the list?See what our Facebook friends... View Article

Apr 18 2016

Holidays or special days like birthdays and anniversaries can be difficult days for people who are grieving the loss of something or someone very meaningful in their lives. Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and Thanksgiving are often the most difficult as more than any other, these days mean family togetherness. It is at these times that we are acutely aware of the void in our lives. For many, particularly at Christmas, we just want... View Article

Dec 9 2015

Holidays or special days like birthdays and anniversaries can be difficult days for people who are grieving the loss of something or someone very meaningful in their lives. Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and Thanksgiving are often the most difficult as more than any other, these days mean family togetherness. It is at these times that we are acutely aware of the void in our lives. For many, particularly at Christmas, we just want... View Article

Dec 9 2015

 The team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) includes members from all disciplines — from surgery, social work and nursing — to physical therapy, environmental services and child life. While team members fill different roles in the care of children and families, they all have something in common — a desire to make sure that Kids Come First at CHoR. The latest letter from the Kids Come First... View Article

Aug 21 2015

  The team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) includes members from all disciplines — from surgery, social work and nursing — to physical therapy, environmental services and child life. While team members fill different roles in the care of children and families, they all have something in common — a desire to make sure that Kids Come First at CHoR. The latest letter from the Kids Come... View Article

Aug 21 2015

The older our kids get, the harder it gets to change eating behaviors. Fostering positive eating attitudes and behaviors from a young age can help prevent eating problems down the road. Dr. Melanie Bean,director of clinical and behavioral services for CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center, recommends fostering healthy eating behaviors as early as possible: “If you help children develop healthy eating habits at a young age, when they venture out into... View Article

Jan 13 2015