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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Earlier school start times may be tied to teen driving accidents

    Earlier school start times may be tied to teen driving accidents
    Teens with earlier high school start times may get in more car accidents than those with later start times, according to a study comparing two counties in Virginia. The authors previously found a similar association in two other Virginia counties,...
  • Kids should play for play's sake

    Kids should play for play's sake
    Your article "Kids should be allowed to quit" (11/1) is an excellent reminder that parents need to be attuned to their children's enjoyment of the sports in which they participate. We also need to be in tune to the culture of youth sports today. To have...
  • Better oversight needed for agencies caring for severely disabled youth

    Better oversight needed for agencies caring for severely disabled youth
    As statewide leaders in advocating for the health and well-being of children involved with the child welfare system, members of the Coalition to Protect Maryland's Children (CPMC) were dismayed to hear about the death of Damaud Martin in a licensed...
  • Most recent school shooting shows need to reach troubled teens online

    SEATTLE "Thank you for being such a good friend," read the text message on Juliana Borges' phone. "I know you're going to do well in life." Borges, then an 18-year-old senior at Lake Stevens High School, looked at the words, smiled and went on with her...
  • It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early

    It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early
    In recent weeks, several articles reported the results of significant studies that concluded the well-being of high school students is compromised by a lack of adequate sleep. Stories in The New York Times and The Atlantic examined these studies and...
  • Looking at Irlen syndrome through a different lens

     Looking at Irlen syndrome through a different lens
    Call it mother's intuition, but Maria Hill knew something was up with her son. He was having headaches, struggling academically and missing words when reading. When he read aloud, he would make up words to replace ones he didn't see. He also claimed the...
  • Parents push for recess to return

    Parents push for recess to return
    My 9-year-old doesn't have recess, and lots of folks think that's a problem. Parents across Central Florida -- and the state -- have been clamoring for recess this year, arguing schools are hurting students by eliminating that kid-loved chunk of...
  • Teach your little one to swim

    Teach your little one to swim
    What would summer be without days spent frolicking at the beach or afternoons spent splashing in the pool? Fun in the water makes hot days more enjoyable and bearable, and few summertime activities do not involve water play in one aspect or another....
  • Are you sure your daughter should dress up as a princess this Halloween?

    Are you sure your daughter should dress up as a princess this Halloween?
    If you have little girls in your life, chances are you know a thing or two about princesses. And as Halloween approaches, your little Belles or Cinderellas will take their fairy tale parading from their living rooms to the sidewalks in search of candy. ...
  • Teal Pumpkin Project takes the fright out of Halloween for allergic kids

    Teal Pumpkin Project takes the fright out of Halloween for allergic kids
    If there's anything more frightening than ghosts and goblins on Halloween, it's a child who has to be rushed to the emergency room with a severe allergic reaction. That's why some Central Florida parents plan to participate this year in the Teal Pumpkin...
  • How to start babies on solid foods

    How to start babies on solid foods
    As many new parents can attest, a new baby brings with it many mysteries. Considering children do not come with instruction manuals, it's up to Mom and Dad to learn the ropes through trial and error and with some advice from pediatricians, friends and...