Just the name of this viral infection is scary enough for parents of young children to be concerned. For the most part, though, it is not usually dangerous. All the same, there are certain facts you should know with the sudden rise in cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease to protect your family. Children five and younger are at the highest risk, but teens and adults can also be susceptible.
It’s that time again – kids are going back to school! One of the hardest things about going back to school is getting back into a routine. Here are a few tips for parents to transition from summer to the school year: Continue reading “Back to School Checklist for Parents”
Summer is a season filled with outdoor activities for children. Whether your child is headed to a summer camp, or is simply playing in your backyard, it is always good for them to know the hallmark characteristics of common poisonous plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
What are you thinking right now? All sorts of guilty thoughts could be running through your mind as you consider this question.
“I want them to have what I never did,” could be one defensive but reassuring thought. Or “am I piling on too much stress,” could be the doubting-my-parenting skills reaction.
The honest answer is: It depends.
Let’s look at this topic from several sides and then you can decide if your kid is too busy.
Speaking to your child about weight and bullying is difficult enough without the mixed messages they see everywhere. Parents are forced to compete with the countless media messages in our culture about weight and bullying. You can counteract this by always striving to model respect.
Consider what you say to your children and what you say about others.
We are proud to announce that Pediatrics By The Sea has achieved NCQA Pre-validated for PCMH (Patient Care Medical Home)!
One in 33 babies are affected by a birth defect each year, though most are not known until after the baby and mother leave the hospital. While some defects such as cleft lip or spina bifida can be diagnosed during pregnancy, most go unnoticed as they may not affect the outward appearance of a baby or show little to no symptoms at first.
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