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The Difference Between Pediatric Physicals And Well-Child Visits

Do you think alligators and crocodiles are the same? How about jam and jelly, or concrete and cement? These are examples of things that are similar but not the same. It is a roundabout way to get to our topic: the difference between pediatric physicals and well child visits. Both are necessary, and somewhat similar,

How to Prevent Unintentional Childhood Injuries

Keeping your children safe from harm is the most important job parents have. Even one child can be difficult to keep tabs on, but when you have several, the odds of watching their every move becomes impossible. The best you can do is teach them about safety, depending on their age, and be observant. It

How to Soothe a Teething Baby: Tips and Remedies for Parents

Just when you thought your bundle of joy was getting into the routine of sleeping all night, suddenly they are waking up fussy and irritable. They could be sick, but if they are approaching 6 months old, it is more likely it’s their first tooth coming in causing their discomfort. Let’s learn as much as

How CPR and AED Techniques Can Save Your Child’s Life

You never know when an emergency might happen. If you have children, that thought can keep you up at night. Will you know what to do? Will you be able to remain calm and help your child? No one knows of course how they will act in a life-threatening situation, but there are tools available

Bullying and Its Impact on Children’s Mental Health

Over the years many of us as adults had to deal with aggressive and short-tempered employers. You probably remember how that made you feel, and how you reacted to being treated that way. Even as an adult, it was difficult to handle. Can you imagine how that will affect a child? Let’s consider bullying and

Allergies in Children: Identifying Triggers and Managing Symptoms

Children are little bacteria magnets. They pick up every possible germ in their path. The same is true for allergens since kids have never met an allergen they didn’t like. Whether it’s food, the environment, or pets, the list goes on and on. Parents must be on guard all the time. Common allergies in children:

Setting Up a Homework Routine: Strategies for Productive Study Time

If you have a tween or teen in high school suddenly overwhelmed with more homework than they’ve ever had before, maybe it’s time to intervene. You could try to help without seeming bossy by giving them some study tips you used, or you could also let them figure it out themselves. Whichever way you decide,

Pediatric Mental Health: Identifying Signs of Stress and Anxiety

Many young couples today have made the decision not to have any children. If you ask them their reasons, they will tell you they don’t want to bring children into a world with turmoil, hate, and uncertainty about their future. After years of living through COVID, now there is war and economic stress which certainly

Navigating Flu Season: What You Should Know

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, there is a chill in the air, kids are picking out their favorite costumes for Halloween, and we are getting ready for Thanksgiving. This time of year also should remind you to get a flu shot. It’s the time to protect not only yourself but

What To Do If You Think Your Teen Is Struggling With Mental Health

Tweens and teens are on a constant rollercoaster of emotions, and the hormonal changes don’t help the situation. Most parents can vividly remember their own teen years and what that time was like, but they didn’t have the challenges today’s kids deal with. Too much communication can be damaging to young kids, especially if it’s

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