This is a continuation addressing the guilt and pain of having to leave your child in the care of daycare providers.
Nighttime is miserable. My baby wakes up screaming every two hours. This has been going on for weeks. What can be the matter?
Here are a few quick reminders of current recommendations to maintain the health of your child’s teeth.
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!
Does your child have a “security blanket” that comforts him like nothing else? How important to your little one is that object?
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.
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.
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.
Separation anxiety disorder has an impact on the entire family. It is imperative that parents get involved in the child's treatment.
How to be aware of the risk for pediatric suicide and how to screen for a child at risk.
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.
The treatment of eating disorders requires an intense, ongoing, and multidisciplinary approach.
Dr. Welty points out the do's and don't's of helping your overweight teenager attain a healthier weight.
Ask questions and gather information so that you are well-informed regarding the options available for your child’s mental health treatment.
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?
Dr. Welty examines the risk factors involved with children's TV-viewing habits.
Treatment for an anxiety disorder in children generally utilizes a short-term use of medication to eliminate the symptoms of anxiety.
A look at the likelihood of preterm infants going on to have behavioral problems.
The middle school years are a time of rapid maturation. With boundaries, acceptance, guidance and support "tweens" grow into stronger people and students.
Dr. Warnemuende looks at the link between sleep and learning.
Self-esteem, or how one feels about him-or-herself, is a subject that concerns parents and teachers.
Cutting, or any form of self-injury, must always be viewed as within the context of a larger problem.
Implementing some of the suggestions in this article may be sufficient to eliminate most minor eating problems.
Dr. Welty on when it's appropriate to seek help for your child's behavior.
Dr. Welty examines a study of children impacted by traumatic brain injury.
The habit of thumb sucking serves as relaxing purpose but can lead to severe problems.
View the typical sleep requirements for children ages one month through twelve years and older.
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.
Two-thirds of all males experience gynecomastia at mid-puberty. Is it a problem or not?
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.
An examination of bipolar disorder, its diagnosis and treatment in children.
An examination of ODD and some coping methods for parents.