Communication and Your 13-18 Year Old

During this period, teens spend much of the day outside the home — at school or at after-school activities or jobs and with their friends. But it’s important to try to talk with your teen every day to share opinions, ideas, and information. Communicating With Your Teen Here are a few tips to help you communicate […]

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Newborns- Going Home

Most hospitals will discharge you and your baby within forty-eight hours if you have delivered vaginally. However, if you undergo a Cesarean section, you may stay at the facility for four to five days. If your baby is born in an alternative birthing center, you may be able to go home within twenty-four hours. Nevertheless, just because […]

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Fever – Myths Versus Facts

Many parents have false beliefs (myths) about fever. They think fever will hurt their child. They worry and lose sleep when their child has a fever. This is called fever phobia. In fact, fevers are harmless and often helpful. Let these facts help you better understand fever. MYTH. My child feels warm, so she has a […]

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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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Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks

Is this your child’s symptom? Normal skin rashes and birthmark questions about newborns Newborn Rashes – Topics Covered If your baby is healthy, skip the “What to Do” section. Go directly to the topic number that relates to your question for advice. Acne. Small red bumps on the face (onset 2-4 weeks). Drooling or Spit-Up […]

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Restless Leg Syndrome in Children: A Common Cause of Insomnia

Restless leg syndrome in children is surprisingly common, but is frequently missed. If your child is fidgety or has leg pain around bedtime and problems settling down, it’s worth considering this condition.  Sleep doctors get restless leg syndrome too When I was a kid, my parents used to avoid giving me Coca-Cola after lunch. Not because they were overly […]

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