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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Help your tween focus by limiting distractions

    Help your tween focus by limiting distractions
    Many parents wonder how to cope with an older child’s busy digital lifestyle. With TV, tablets and mobile phones, it seems like they’re always texting, chatting on Facebook, playing games or watching videos. But it’s important for...
  • Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome

    Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome
    Q: My daughter is 2 years and 5 months old and keeps getting sick! This is the fifth time in less than a month. I took her to the pulmonologist, and she was prescribed Xopenex. She got better for almost a week, [then] got a 103 fever from out of the...
  • Spanking: No matter your view, there are alternatives

    Spanking: No matter your view, there are alternatives
    America is a nation intensely divided on the issue of spanking young children.  Leading child development organizations such as The America Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the National Association for the Education of...
  • Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults

    Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults
    If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness....
  • Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development

    Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development
    When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development. “Parents play a daily role in...
  • We don't lynch people anymore — and we don't spank children

    It was a shove, more of an impromptu push, I gave the precocious toddler. I was trying to watch TV while resting on the sofa. He was acting rambunctious, and invading my personal space. With a flick of the left arm, I created separation. Then he...
  • Too much screen time is harmful for children; what can parents do?

    Maryam Morse and her husband formulated a plan for allotting their sons time to play video games and watch TV. The boys could do so, but only after reading, completing their homework and practicing the piano. "We treated screen time as a reward," says...
  • Lake County parents protest to get recess for kids

    Lake County parents protest to get recess for kids
    Sometimes when Dominic Getty gets home from school, his father said, the 9-year-old drops to the floor and cries. Dominic's father, Josh Getty, said his son has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and he attributes the boy's meltdowns to the...
  • One in four kids on ADHD meds gets therapy too

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most kids in the U.S. who take medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not getting behavioral counseling therapy as well, according to a new study. The analysis, based on a commercial insurance...
  • Protect your child with vaccinations

    Protect your child with vaccinations
    Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against dangerous infectious diseases. Thanks to immunizations, polio, diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) have almost disappeared in the United States, and each year vaccines save an...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Statistics don't always tell a true story

    I didn't want to comment on the article appearing in the Valley Sun titled, “Mom: Teens need more sleep.” I had other fish to fry but the idea that school days should be started later to give teens more sleep rubbed me the wrong way....