Does your child have obsessive compulsive disorder?
Would you know if your child has OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder that causes children to behave in particular ways repeatedly due to constant worrying. It’s normal for children to worry, but when a child is unable to stop worrying or excessively worries, and those worries are followed by urges to perform an action repeatedly, OCD could be the cause.
Plano mom throws a pink polka dot Minnie Mouse party
The day after her third birthday, Sophia Ramirez began asking her mother Hilda when she’d turn 4. After receiving a Minnie Mouse toy as a gift, Sophia had her mind set on a theme for next year. “She specifically asked for pink Minnie,” Hilda laughs. “And every day we would have a conversation about it. For literally a year it’s been Minnie-this and Minnie-that.”
As the summer heats up, we know it gets harder to entertain the kids, so trade the sprinklers and backyard water hose for fun romp through an interactive water fountain, splash pad or spray park near you. We gathered a few of our favorite locales that are unaffected by water restrictions and have generous open times – and best of all, entry is absolutely free.
An expert at Children's breaks it down for parents
The kids are out of school, the thermometer is heading for 100 degrees and summertime swimming is in full swing. We obviously agree that swimming is great. But in 2013 Texas saw 82 child drowning deaths — in and out of the water — according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. While successfully avoiding all drowning situations is ideal, if a near-drowning occurs, your child could be at risk of swimming-induced pulmonary edema.
Dallas-Fort Worth is packed full of water parks, so we’ve collected a few of our favorite destinations, including wake parks, stand-alone surfing rides and the biggest parks with the most daring slides. Stay the weekend at one of the local resorts with spectacular water parks of their own, get more out of your day with special events like outdoor movies over the water, or take it easy with paddleboats.