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  1. The Clinging Daycare Child, Part 2 ›

    This is a continuation addressing the guilt and pain of having to leave your child in the care of daycare providers.

  1. The Night Crier ›

    Nighttime is miserable. My baby wakes up screaming every two hours. This has been going on for weeks. What can be the matter?

  1. A Few Quick Pediatric Dental Tips ›

    Here are a few quick reminders of current recommendations to maintain the health of your child’s teeth.

  1. Why Is My Baby Fussy? A Parent’s Guide To Interpreting Babies’ Cries ›

    Both new and experienced parents are often frustrated when they don’t know how to sooth their fussy infant.. You feel like you have tried everything, and your baby is still crying!

  1. The Transitional Object ›

    Does your child have a “security blanket” that comforts him like nothing else? How important to your little one is that object?

  1. Fast Facts: Basic Infant Care ›

    Myths and Old Wives tales run rampant. Here are a few frequently told, and often misunderstood tidbits on infants. Fast Facts will be an ongoing source of quick, relevant, and easily accessible information.

  1. Teething Do’s and Don’t's ›

    Teething is a common cause of discomfort and pain for infants and children from 4 months to 3 years old, and often beyond. Parents need to know how to best sooth their child in a safe and effective way. New recommendations suggest caution with commonly used medications for teething.

  1. Finger Sucking: Breaking The Habit ›

    Finger sucking is a normal early behavior in infancy and a common habit in childhood. It can lead to health and dental problems if it continues over three-to-four years of age. There are several proven ways to help your child break this habit.

  1. Separation Anxiety Disorder ›

    Separation anxiety disorder has an impact on the entire family. It is imperative that parents get involved in the child's treatment.

  1. Pediatric Suicide: A Problem We Hope We Never See ›

    How to be aware of the risk for pediatric suicide and how to screen for a child at risk.

  1. Will My Kid Develop An Eating Disorder? ›

    Dr. Welty examines recent literature on eating disorders.

  1. Help Your Child Become A Good Eater ›

    Seven tips for helping your children become good eaters.

  1. Giving Toddlers Choice ›

    All toddlers strive for independence. It is an important part of their development. When parents have the skills to help in the process, lots of frustration is avoided for both parent and child.

  1. Tantrums and Time Out: Discipline For The Terrible Two’s ›

  1. Eating Disorders ›

    The treatment of eating disorders requires an intense, ongoing, and multidisciplinary approach.

  1. When Your Teenager Is Overweight ›

    Dr. Welty points out the do's and don't's of helping your overweight teenager attain a healthier weight.

  1. Teenage Sexuality and Contraception ›

    Dr. Livingston explores contraception options for teenagers.

  1. Mental Health Treatment ›

    Ask questions and gather information so that you are well-informed regarding the options available for your child’s mental health treatment.

  1. My Kids Are Playing Doctor! Help! ›

    The curiosity of a child attempts to explore and compare their body parts with another child. What response should the parent have to this activity?

  1. Too Much TV Watching? ›

    Dr. Welty examines the risk factors involved with children's TV-viewing habits.

  1. Separation Anxiety Disorder ›

    Treatment for an anxiety disorder in children generally utilizes a short-term use of medication to eliminate the symptoms of anxiety.

  1. Risperdal and Autism ›

    A look at Risperdal for the treatment of behaviors associated with autism.

  1. Behavioral Problems With Preterm Infants ›

    A look at the likelihood of preterm infants going on to have behavioral problems.

  1. Raising Financially Responsible Children ›

    Strategies for making children financially wise.

  1. What Happened To My Sweet Child? ›

    The middle school years are a time of rapid maturation. With boundaries, acceptance, guidance and support "tweens" grow into stronger people and students.

  1. Breakfast: The Meal of Champions ›

    Suggestions for providing healthy breakfasts for your kids.

  1. Enough Sleep Means Successful Learning ›

    Dr. Warnemuende looks at the link between sleep and learning.

  1. Nurturing Self-Esteem ›

    Self-esteem, or how one feels about him-or-herself, is a subject that concerns parents and teachers.

  1. Teen Smokers ›

    Dr. Welty explores teen smoking.

  1. Self-Cutting, Part 2 ›

    Dealing with self-cutting in children or friends.

  1. Self-Cutting: Is Cutting An Attempt To Suicide? ›

    Cutting, or any form of self-injury, must always be viewed as within the context of a larger problem.

  1. Seasonal Affective Disorder ›

    Light therapy has emerged as an established treatment for SAD.

  1. Risk Of Antidepressants In Youth ›

    Dr. Welty examines the use of antidepressants in treating youth.

  1. On Raising Boys ›

    How to raise sons who are empathic, sensitive, and filled with integrity.

  1. Developing An Attitude of Gratitude ›

    Tips for creating positive, hopeful children.

  1. Eating Problems In Young Children: An Informed, Positive Parenting Approach ›

    Implementing some of the suggestions in this article may be sufficient to eliminate most minor eating problems.

  1. When To Seek Mental Health Service ›

    Dr. Welty on when it's appropriate to seek help for your child's behavior.

  1. Play In Psychotherapy ›

    A quick look at what a psychotherapist does in a session with a child.

  1. Scanning the Journals ›

    A look at recent pediatric articles of relevance to today's parent.

  1. The Effects Of A Child’s Brain Injury ›

    Dr. Welty examines a study of children impacted by traumatic brain injury.

  1. Self-inflicted Injury ›

    A look at what self-cutting is and what it means.

  1. The Body Beautiful ›

    Great tips for helping your children with self-image and diversity.

  1. Wild Imagination ›

    When is an imagination too much?

  1. Thumb Sucking ›

    The habit of thumb sucking serves as relaxing purpose but can lead to severe problems.

  1. Sleep Problems And ADD ›

    Dr. Welty examines whether sleep problems are linked to ADD.

  1. Ten Tips That Promote Healthy Brain Development In Children ›

    Advice for healthy brain development.

  1. Building Self-Esteem ›

  1. Shyness and Self-Esteem ›

    Dr. Samson answers a parent's question about their child's shyness.

  1. Sleep Patterns For Your Kids ›

    View the typical sleep requirements for children ages one month through twelve years and older.

  1. Pros And Cons Of Preschool, Part 1 ›

    The necessity and value is discussed in a frank and hopefully unbiased manner. You must be the judge of what is best for your child. Base your decision on fact, not emotion.

  1. Normal Breast Development In An Adolescent Male ›

    Two-thirds of all males experience gynecomastia at mid-puberty. Is it a problem or not?

  1. Symptoms Of Mood Disorder ›

    A look at mood disorders.

  1. Asperger’s Disorder ›

    The name Asperger’s was first noted by Hans Asperger in 1944, who described a syndrome of persons with normal intelligence who had a noticeable problem in social interactions with others, and had limited interests and behaviors, without delays in learning or language development.

  1. Bipolar Disorder: Does It “Happen” To Children? ›

    An examination of bipolar disorder, its diagnosis and treatment in children.

  1. Childhood Depression ›

    Part 1 of a two part article on childhood depression.

  1. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. What is it? Does my child have it? What can we do? ›

    An examination of ODD and some coping methods for parents.

  1. Potty Training…When To Start? ›

    Find out when your child is ready to begin toilet training.

  1. Tics and Tourette Syndrome ›

    Dr. Theriot examines tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome.

  1. The Toddler Who Bites ›

    Dr. Theriot's advice on dealing with the biting toddler.


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