When to Keep Your Child Home From Child Care

When kids spend time close together, germs can spread between them. This is especially true for infants and toddlers, who often share toys that have been in their hands or mouths. Knowing when to keep your little one home sick from child care and school helps protect other children from illness. It can also give […]

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Children & Teens

The start of a new year is a great time to help your children focus on forming good habits. Making New Year’s resolutions can be a fun way to do this! It is important to set healthy goals with kids – and to be realistic about those goals. Kids also love having something to work […]

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Medicine – Refusal to Take

Is this your child’s symptom? Your child refuses to take a medicine Techniques for giving liquid medicines, pills and capsules Wrong Technique for Giving Medicine Can Cause Vomiting Forcing a struggling child to take any medicine can lead to vomiting or choking. Using a better technique can sometimes get rid of the child’s resistance. Doctors […]

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Helping Your Child Develop A Healthy Sense of Self Esteem

How can we help our child develop a healthy sense of self-esteem? By definition, self-esteem is the way in which an individual perceives herself-in other words, her own thoughts and feelings about herself and her ability to achieve in ways that are important to her. This self-esteem is shaped not only by a child’s own […]

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Stuttering in Toddlers & Preschoolers: What’s Typical, What’s Not?

As toddlers and preschoolers become increasingly verbal, they may begin to stumble over their words—raising concerns about stuttering. As a parent, how do you know when disfluencies are a normal part of development and when to be more concerned? Read on. What are Typical Disfluencies? It is not uncommon for young children to have disfluencies […]

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Playing Outside: Why It’s Important for Kids

By: Danette Glassy, MD, FAAP & Pooja Tandon, MD, FAAP No matter what the weather brings, playing outside is good for kids. There is scientific evidence that playing outside improves health, and children of all ages love it. Even as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, outdoor time and nature exploration are safe for most […]

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