My three-year-old son has bad breath. We brush his teeth after every meal, and he recently had a dental check-up where the dentist found no cavities or other problems. His problem is really quite obvious. Should we start him on a mouthwash or an antibiotic?
What is a parent suppose to do when the child refuses to go to school, crying and having an upset stomach every morning? Why is he so afraid to leave home?
Piercings are very popular these days, among both boys and girls. In order to have some control, at what age should a parent allow the child to have it done?
Often you will see two adults swinging a child between them by her arms as they pass down the street. This can easily lead to Nursemaid Elbow!
We all know that participating in sports is good for our children. But at what age can we introduce them to these activities?
Unexpected stresses can subject one to innumerable reactions. Be it physical or psychological reactions, help is needed to deal with them.
Enuresis, or involuntary urination, can be caused by a number of physical as well as psychological reasons. It is important to determine the cause of the problem before tackling the treatment.
It is estimated that ten million children a year are affected by head lice. They mostly live on the bodies of their hosts--more commonly children--and feed on their blood.
My child’s wild behavior causes a great deal of stress in our family. Should I expect this behavior to settle down or subside as he grows older?
Attempting to categorize a child’s pubertal development by his or her age is very difficult.
The big day is coming when your child will be responsible enough to get the ears pierced. But some kids react and infection takes over. What to do?
She simply will not fall asleep unless she has that bottle with her in bed. Surely there can be no harm in that. Or is there?
Does your child have a “security blanket” that comforts him like nothing else? How important to your little one is that object?
A mother brought her 16-year-old daughter in for an annual check-up. The young lady was a ballet student in her high school, as well as a dancer for the local dance company theartre. Both mother and daughter were concerned that she had not had her period in over six months.
Separation anxiety disorder has an impact on the entire family. It is imperative that parents get involved in the child's treatment.
Dr. Welty looks at the importance of reading to your infant and young child.
It is likely that eating behaviors in young children are a function of both specific feeding practices and parenting styles.
The tragedy of losing a family member to a drowning can never be forgotten. That is especially true if the victim was a minor child, left in your supervision. How could this have happened?
Selective mutism occurs when a child fails to talk in specific situations while speaking in others.
Understanding the process involved in complicated grief can assist family members and other relatives to identify the children and adolescents who may be at increased risk.
Dr. Welty explores useful tips for helping your teen kick the habit.
Severe skin picking can be treated with habit reversal training.
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.
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.
An examination of research into the links between sleep problems and behavior and emotional health.
How understanding and treatment of ADHD has evolved since the 1930s.
Dr. Welty examines the literature for early diagnoses of ADHD.
Experts have concluded that a heightened interest and curiosity in fire is a significant predictor of the frequency and intensity of participants' fire involvement.
A look at emotional and behavioral improvements after the removal of tonsils.
A look at the likelihood of preterm infants going on to have behavioral problems.
Dr. Welty looks at a study on the musculoskeletal consequences of being overweight.
Learn the proper feeding practices to eliminate baby bottle decay.
A follow-up study takes a look at whether childhood ADHD symptoms persist into adulthood.
Special problems arise when a child is adopted after months or years in institutionalized care.
A look at the factors that contribute to a positive adoption outcome.
Dr. Welty examines the most important piece of bicycle-riding equipment: the helmet.
A look at the factors that go into the growth and maturation of young athletes.
Many parents have asked me whether zinc lozenges are helpful for their children. Zinc lozenges have been proposed as a treatment for colds caused by the rhinovirus. They are used for reducing the acute symptoms as well as preventing colds.
A look at major drug surveys and what they say about drug use by children.
A child with a diagnosis of ADHD, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, frequently has other diagnoses as well.
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.
Dr. Welty examines custody arrangements and their impact on pediatric care.
Strattera appears to be well tolerated, when compared to conventional ADHD medications.
Researches have found two seemingly opposite responses in children to their parents' low mood.
A look at the results of a sleep study focused on sleep disorders in children and adolescents.
The habit of thumb sucking serves as relaxing purpose but can lead to severe problems.
Dr. Welty looks at the statistics of skateboard and scooter injuries and offers recommendations for keeping your child safe.
An overview of concerns new parents and children might have with an out-of-country adoption.
At this time there does not appear to be strong evidence that secretin is a useful agent in addressing the symptoms of autism.
There is a wide range of emotional responses that children and adults display in response to a disaster.
A look at the case of an autistic child in a school district that cannot facilitate him.
Teenagers have trouble accepting and managing any chronic illness. Crohn disease is an example.
This is a wake-up call to all adults who take on the responsibility of coaching and training young athletes.
Dr. Welty looks at breast tissue development in adolescent males.
Dr. Welty explores motor and vocal tics, especially those associated with Tourette's Syndrome (TS).
Dr. Welty gives some helpful steps parents can take to foster a love of reading in their children.
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.