This was the kick off evening to our Back to School "Stay Strong" Summit, focused entirely on school and educational success!
We had special guests Matt Pierce, Laura Materna, Jana Smith, Jacqui Jakubowicz, and Nicki Zordan live with us on the panel, and they were simply wonderful!
So many helpful perspectives, action steps, and strategies for your family covered on this one! Be sure to stay on for the Q & A after, where many of the detailed, granular challenges were addresses as well. There is solid gold in the last 30 minutes here!
If you found this helpful and are looking for more answers and more action steps, be sure to get registered for our next workshop at www.PWCImpact.com as well!
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐬𝐨 𝐬𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐃𝐫. 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐫!! Dr. Morgan will be joining the PWC Doc Team starting on Monday. She's coming to us from the great cheese state of Wisconsin and has been working for almost 2 years as a chiropractor up there. She came to shadow at PWC a few months ago because her passion is serving kids and families. All around it felt like, "𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐭" and here we are! Please help us give a giant PWC Welcome to Dr. Morgan!
Get to know Dr. Morgan...
"𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐲, 𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝! Even though I’m a Wisconsin girl at heart (GO PACK GO), I was more than excited to move down to the great state of Illinois when everything in my life so perfectly aligned with the vision and mission of the PWC family.
I am beyond grateful to work alongside a team that is moving mountains to help impact the health and lives of kids and...
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♥, Your PWC Care Team
We’ve had a bit of a late start to spring here, but for many kids and families that hasn’t slowed down the congestion, irritation, allergies, and immune challenges from already kicking into high gear.
While we often hear of “seasons” for certain immune issues, the truth is that for many families their kids seem to battle recurring ear infections, non-stop sinus congestion, and chronic coughs almost all year round. They just can’t seem to “kick it” for good.
It all adds up to way too many trips to the pediatrician or even immediate care, and let’s be honest, those are not places we want to head to right now if we don’t really have to.
You’ve tried the antibiotics, have the inhalers, have gotten rid of gluten and dairy, and have a whole army of essential oils and supplements taking over your cabinets!
But, your child still struggles and can’t “kick it” no matter what you try.
If that’s your crew,...
The "New Normal" is trending, as the cool kids say. It’s got to be the 3rd most said phrase behind the "Stay Home" and "Stay Safe" phrases. And I am in favor of the new normal. Here’s why. According to the CDC, currently of the children living in the United States:
9.4% have ADHD
1 in 54 have Autism (far higher in boys)
210,000 have Diabetes
The rate of Type 2 Diabetes increased by 21%
1 in 3 are Overweight
7.1% have been diagnosed Anxiety
Also as the kids say, WTH?
That’s our current normal.
That was the 'old' new normal before Covid, and do you think being locked at home without physical activity, sports, socializing, etc. has helped them eat healthier, get physically fit, and calm their ADHD and anxiety?
What we all know is that the last 2-3 months will have absolutely accelerated the chronic illness in kids "curve" even more, which is alarming and sad. Not sure what could be more news worthy either, but it barely...
Dear Mom & Dad,
It's the time of year when you start dreading the allergies, coughs and contagious sniffles that just never seem to go away. Let's just get real for a minute and talk about the green gook, watery eyes, lingering cough and sores throats. They are miserable symptoms that put stress on everyone in the family.
From missed school days to sleepless nights, your entire family is EXHAUSTED!
You're tired of standing in the drugstore aisle deciding what to buy... 4 hour relief? 12 hour relief?
What if you could find relief for MORE than 12 hours? What if the relief had no warning labels and could stop the cycle of getting one cold that leads to the sore throat that leads to the cough that never seems to go away?
We would love to treat you to appetizers and drinks while we answer all questions KICK THE SICK once and for all for your family! We have teamed up with Well-Rooted Pediatrics to dive deep into reasons for stress on the nervous system, inflammation in the gut,...
Dear Parents (aka newly minted Teachers, Therapists, and Counselors),
We know it’s an extra stressful and difficult time for your family right now with the Covid-19 shut down. No one likes the challenges we all face right now, but families with sensory-challenged children are really feeling it.
On top of all the regular challenges faced each day by Sensory, Anxiety, and ADHD kiddos… now they’re missing that consistent structure of school, supportive therapies, regular social engagement, and just overall are on an upside-down routine each and every day.
It’s stress on top of stress.
Everyone is feeling it. Emotional and behavioral outbursts on the regular for both the kids and honestly, parents too. It’s not easy.
We’d like to at least make it easier to get the help you need. We have always offered our monthly Perfect Storm Parent Workshop live and in-person, but of course right now that’s off the table as well.
Therefore Dr. Tony and our...
Wow. Right?! Just wow. It is a crazy time right now no matter where you are living. Here in McHenry County, we're entering our second month home of the shelter in place with our "back to life" date still unknown. That's tough. There's no way around the fact that things are filled with STRESS right now.
Unfortunately the added stressors to us all are not only in the forms of every day stress, but added finanical stress, e-learning stress, cooped up in the house stress, and really just stress that seems to be in the air right now. Want to know the #1 most dangerous thing to our health? Stress. And we're living it right now.
So the question becomes how do I follow the guidelines in place, stay home, AND take care of my health? That's where PWC comes in. We are offering a Wait List New Patient voucher for only $47.
With lots of experience caring for kids and families, we definitely notice extra stressful times bring extra sickness and struggles...
The first few weeks of this Stay at Home order made me feel like I was pretty awesome. I'm a homebody so the chance to not leave, no activities to rush to and the chance to wear my fav elastic pants all day. I was a little excited for it! I had an organized schedule with great time blocks for work stuff and then e-learning stuff. I was organizing closets on the side and keeping up with three meals a day with some sweet snack breaks.
And then pretty quick things turned into not so awesome...
My balanced work times started to bleed into the scheduled school times. Meals turned into fend for yourself in the pantry, just no talking to me so I can finish up an important work task. Checking off school lessons as we go, turned into papers all over the place, not knowing what day it even is, and no idea if I'm even helping anyone or harming their learning at this point.
One week I'm giving advice on how to balance working from home and e-learning. The...
Operation Stay Healthy - an awesome CHALLENGE for you and your crew to keep up the good stuff in a way that is FUN, helpful and healthy, and maybe the best part - will give you something to do!
Step 1 - Read through our top 5 recommended ways you and your family can stay healthy right now and always!
Step 2 - Take a picture each day of one or more of these 5 action steps going down for your family (have some fun with it!)
Coolest part -- we're sharing this challenge with hundreds of Pediatric and Family Chiropractors all over the world so that healthy, happy, chiro families all over can stay "connected" and stay healthy TOGETHER!
Last part - we'll keep track of all the posts and shares and each one will be entered into a Drawing with chances to win gift cards to local businesses like Duke's...