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Nightmares vs Night Terrors

Nightmares vs Night Terrors Does your child suffer from nightmares or night terrors? Did you know there is a difference? Disruptions in sleep patterns can be signs of underlying health issues such as stress, illness, being overtired, etc.  A regular bed time routine is helpful to your growing child. Nightmares: Nightmares usually occur during the […]

Sharing Books: 2 and 3 Year Olds

How to Share Books with 2 and 3 Year Olds ​Even toddlers can enjoy books and learn from sharing books with you. Sharing books with your children can help them learn to talk better and get them ready to listen and learn in school. A bedtime routine is a great time to read with your […]

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 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 […]

Reflux

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 […]