Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN

Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN has been a professional nurse for over 20 years with experience in emergency and obstetric care and has also served as adjunct nursing faculty for a leading private college. Most recently, she has been an aspiring health content marketing writer.

 

Carolyn’s clinical specialties include stabilization of premature and ill newborns, postpartum care, and patient education. When she is not at the bedside, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family and discovering new favorite lattes.

 

Interested in talking with Carolyn about your health content marketing writing project? Send her an email!

Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN
Stressed young woman nanny irritated by loud hyperactive little preschool kid girl at home.

Behavior

My Child Disagrees With Everything I Say! (6 Tips)

Are harsh words and constant arguments driving you to a breaking point in your parent-child relationship? Learn how to curb disagreements here!

Overjoyed little boy patient have fun give high five to male doctor at consultation in clinic with mom.

Behavior

3 Ways To Help Your Child Set Boundaries

Setting and enforcing clear boundaries for permissible behavior is a healthy way to begin teaching kids the basics of respect at a young age.

Smiling schoolgirl and teacher using digital tablet in classroom at school.

IEPs

5 Sample Self-Advocacy IEP Goals

Understanding the steps towards growing self-advocacy at school is an important part of building independence and self-efficacy for students.

Happy Asian family doing activities together at home on vacation.

Special Needs

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage While Raising Special Needs Kids

Even the strongest relationships can feel strained when parenting a special needs child. Learn how to strengthen your bond with your best friend—your spouse.

Kid daughter feels upset while parents fighting at background.

Special Needs

5 Reasons Why Special Needs Parents Are More Likely to Divorce

Parents of special needs children face unique challenges and stressors. Why do these factors make them more likely to divorce?

Cute little girl in a red beret with special needs enjoy having fun spending time with mother outdoor in aututm time.

Special Needs

Finding Peace in Your Choices: Embracing Decision-Making as a Parent of a Medically Complex Child

The strain of making choices for a medically complex child is real. Learn how to build confidence in your decision-making abilities by embracing your role.

Girl eating white pills medicine tablet and drink glass of water.

Health & Nutrition

Making Medicine Manageable: Teaching Kids To Swallow Pills

Teaching your child how to swallow a pill is an important skill as they grow older. Find out how to do it here.

Young parents comfort their cute daughter.

Behavior, Special Needs

How You Can Assist a Family Through Pediatric Mental Health Crises

Children may experience mental health crises for a variety of reasons. Even without psychiatric training, you can make a difference in a child’s life.

Kid with ADHD don't paying attention to his mother.

Behavior

Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder in Children

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is usually diagnosed in early adulthood and is marked by extreme emotions and unstable relationships.

Anophthalmia

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Anophthalmia: Navigating the Path from Diagnosis to Adaptation for Parents and Their Children

Anophthalmia is a rare disorder that results in childhood blindness. Early intervention services are important to help your baby maximize their potential.

Sensory experiences for an autistic boy.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

What is Visual Sensory Stimulation?

Age-appropriate strategies to develop a person’s visual processing abilities are an important part of meeting the body’s sensory needs.

Attentive girl looking at her doctor.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Stargardt’s Disease: Navigating the Challenges of Juvenile Macular Degeneration

Stargardt’s disease is the most common form of inherited retinal disease. Many accommodations are available to help with low vision and vision loss.