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Pediatrics

How to build your child’s self-esteem at every age

The best part of my job is when I get to help families support and nurture kids’ mental health. One of the primary ways we do that is by building young peoples’ self-esteem. Positive self-esteem in kids is characterized by a feeling of positive self-worth, general optimism, a willingness to try new things, and a …

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ADHD testing: Everything parents need to know

If your child’s brain tried to communicate that it had a problem, would anyone notice? In my office, kids’ brains sometimes ask for help by displaying symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My job is to work with you, the child’s parent or caregiver, to determine whether ADHD is causing the emotional, social and …

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6 contagious illnesses for parents to watch out for this school year

Once school gets started, all viral illnesses are in play. Think about it—all those kids touching and playing as kids do, putting their hands all over surfaces in classrooms, sharing toys. Plus, kids aren’t the best at washing their hands and covering their coughs. This makes schools and daycares hotbeds for a lot of contagious …

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Child Physicals vs. Child Well Visits: What’s the difference? (And why they both matter)

This time of year, my office tends to see parents making appointments for child Physicals when really, they need a Well Visit, and vice-versa. That’s because there are some similarities between the two: both are visits for kids who appear healthy. They also both involve a physical exam. But really, that’s about where the overlap ends.  …

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Back to school anxiety? Signs your child is struggling and 3 ways you can help

This time of year, I see a lot of kids struggling with the jitters. Sometimes, that back-to-school nervousness can get pretty serious. It’s understandable—this time of year can be unsettling for kids. They have to think about their new workload, making friends, new teachers, testing, and sports or activities. On top of all this, nearly …

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Back to school in 2021: How to keep your kids safe, healthy and in school

It’s time for kids to go back to school. As the pandemic has shown us, kids do their best learning and social development in person. Of course, we want them to be healthy and safe, but we also want them to be in class. The great news is, a few common-sense measures can help keep …

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Why childhood vaccination matters: A parent’s guide to kids and the COVID-19 vaccine

Information and guidance about COVID-19 care and vaccination continues to evolve. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest. If you’re a parent like me, you likely have the COVID-19 vaccine on your mind these days. With the Pfizer vaccine now authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and …

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How to help a child cope with anxiety

Is your child feeling anxious, sad or worried? As a parent, it’s only natural to be concerned, but these feelings are all part of a child’s normal development. However, if your child does not outgrow these fears and worries, it can lead to problems at home and school. When these anxieties persist, or when there are …

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