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Helping your child develop self-esteem

Self-esteem is shaped by a child’s perceptions and expectations of himself and also by the perceptions and expectations of the significant people in his life such as you. The following link reviews how each of us can help each child in our lives build a healthy sense of self-esteem. Your child’s check-up will include a […]

Skin picking: normal or not?

Skin picking: normal or not? Does your child pick at their skin often? Repetitive skin picking may be a sign of something more going on with your child, such as anxiety or depression.  It could be that they pick at healthy skin, or minor skin lesions–such as pimples, calluses, scabs, etc. This disorder is typically […]

Homework habits

Support your child in their homework, but do not act as a taskmas­ter. Provide them with a quiet place, supplies, encouragement, and occasional help—but it is their job to do the work. Homework is your youngster’s responsibility, not yours. For more information on how to make homework a time of less stress and more progress […]

Labial Adhesions

Labial Adhesions This common condition, where the thin inner flaps near the vaginal opening temporarily grow together, is most often noticed at a well visit.  Awareness of this condition can decrease bladder infection risk.  For further information please click here.


Anemia Anemia occurs when your child’s oxygen carrying cells, or red blood cells, decrease below the normal amount for their age.  This may cause symptoms such as pale skin, shortness of breath, tiring easily, weakness, etc. They may also exhibit a condition called pica where they eat uncommon things such as dirt, clay, ice, etc. […]

Burn Treatment and Prevention

Burns are typically accidental, unexpected, and scary when they occur.  There is a lot of advice from others and the internet on how to best treat a burn, but what method is the best method?  Information regarding immediate treatment of burns, when to seek care regarding burns, and prevention of burns can be found here […]


Many parents worry that a spitty infant has a serious medical condition. Most spitty babies grow just fine and spit up much less after 6 months of age. Newly published research suggests that some medicines used for reflux may increase risk for fractures and should be used infrequently. This article reviews the causes and solutions […]

What is RSV?

What is RSV? If you have children, you have probably heard the term RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It is one of many viruses that can cause bronchiolitis (an infection of the bronchioles, the small breathing tubes of the lungs).  Annual epidemics take place during the winter and early spring. For some children, RSV may cause mild cold symptoms […]

Eczema: How to Help Your Child Avoid the Itch

Eczema: How to Help Your Child Avoid the Itch Very sensitive skin is the hallmark of eczema. Symptoms of eczema vary from child to child and from day to day even in the same child.  They usually involve dry, red, itchy skin and rashes. The rashes can be oozing or very dry.  Eczema often runs in […]

When can my child stay home alone?  

When can my child stay home alone?   Child experts generally agree that eleven or twelve is the age at which parents can consider allowing their boy or girl to be home alone, provided that it is during the day and for no more than approximately three hours. Before a parent leaves a child home alone, […]