Monday, April 29, 2019

A Time to Unplug...
Screen-Free Week, April 29th - May 5th, is an annual event where children, families, schools and communities are encouraged to turn off screens and "turn on life".

Disconnect to Reconnect with the people around you!
Head over to for information on Screen Free Week!

Parents always feel pressure to give their children the things they didn't have. But studies show  simple toys like blocks, jump rope and buckets allow kids to be more creative and use their imagination than the more expensive electronic devices.

Playing together shouldn't be something you feel pressure to do. Enjoy the time you spend with your child! It all passes too soon!

Check out for great examples on easy, enjoyable activities you can do with your child.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Willow Creek Spotlight- Camille

Camille Jaques, MA
How long have you been at Willow Creek?
22 years (Camille is our wonderful triage nurse!!)
What is your favorite color?
Red (Go Utes!) and Forest Green
What are your hobbies?
I love to crochet, read, watch movies, and be outside in nature camping. Fishing is my favorite sport!
Tell us something about you...
I have one child, Cooper who is 14 years old and have been married for 17 years (to Santa...ha). I love to Binge watch T.V. shows, my favorite is Arrow. I never wanted to work in pediatrics and now I wouldn't do anything else! I first went to college for 3 years to be a forest ranger. Someday in the future I would love to live in the Pacific Northwest in a treehouse mansion in the middle of the forest.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of Willow Creek Pediatrics?
 I love the people that I work with. I love that I feel a part of a great work environment. I super love talking with parents and talking to them about their children. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bus Bullying

Bullying on the Bus : How Should You Handle It?
School buses are one of the top places where childhood bullying happens. With fewer adults around and a bus driver focused on the road-unable to monitor everything. 
How to tell if your child is being bullied on the bus:
Recognizing something is going on with your child
Your child makes excuses to not ride the bus or to avoid school entirely
Watch for stress related symptoms such as stomachaches, headaches, nausea and dizziness
Kids may worry that if they report the bullying it will lead to more bullying.
Follow the link below for helpful information on bus bullying