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Pediatric Associates is committed to the health of your child. We have compiled the following list of Useful Topics to help you educate yourself and your child.

 

Bonding With Grandparents

Have you ever turned to your parents, your spouse's parents, or older relatives for advice or support with your child? If you have, you've probably realized how wonderful grandparents can be. Encouraging a close relationship will benefit grandparents, parents and...

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Challenging Behaviors

Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: What are They Trying to Tell Us? Children can and do tell us a great deal about what they need through both verbal and non-verbal communication. At those moments when we are paying closest attention, we can discern a child's...

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Nurturing Good Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a major key to success in life. The development of a positive self-concept or healthy self-esteem is extremely important to the happiness and success of children and teenagers. Healthy self-esteem is a child's armor against the challenges of the world....

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Helping kids avoid peer pressure

Peer Pressure: At one point or another most of us have experienced some form of peer pressure. To those of us who have experienced peer pressure, we realize what a strong influence it can be. Peer pressure—it's more than just a phase that young people go through....

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What Your Babysitter Needs to Know

Before you walk out the door, prepare the sitter with the following information: · Make sure the sitter knows where you will be and how to reach you at all times. · Point out where the sitter can find the number for poison control (it should be posted in a prominent...

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Choking Prevention

Everyone knows that kids can get pretty excited about food they don't get to eat on a regular basis, like Halloween goodies. So, it can be a good idea to know about choking and what to do during those times you are present while children are "inhaling" yummy treats...

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Water Safety Tips

For Infants, toddlers, and young children: · To prevent drowning, empty all water from bathtubs and pails, keep the door to the bathroom closed and never leave your child alone near any container of water. · Use life jackets on boats at all times. · Child proof the...

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Sun Safety

When spring time is here, and it is getting warmer outside, finally our kids can play outside! But if they are going to be out in the sun, especially on a hot day, they need to stay safe. The sun is a very essential part to growth on our planet. Daily, the sun is...

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Helmet Safety Tips

Bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents happen. Every year, about 176,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike accident injuries. That's why it's so important for our kids to wear your bike helmet. Wearing one doesn't mean kids can be reckless, but a...

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General Child Seat Use Information

General Child Seat Use Information Buckle Everyone. Children Age 12 and Under in Back! AGE /WEIGHT SEAT TYPE /SEAT POSITION USAGE TIPS INFANTS Birth to at least 1 year and at least 20 pounds. Infant-Only Seat/rear-facing or Convertible Seat/used rear-facing. Seats...

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Safety Checklists While Away From Home

One very important thing to keep in mind, as we make our lodging and travel arrangements, is the safety of our children. Staying with relatives and friends can be an enriching experience for our kids, but some of our relatives and friends are not familiar with safety...

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Winter Sports Safety Tips

Winter Sports Injury Prevention: Millions of families ski, snowboard, and sled each year in the United States and especially in our area. These cold weather activities, which can be exhilarating, can also result in many injuries each year. By developing skills with a...

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Parents and Sportsmanship

Across America, concerned coaches, players, and parents wonder when did kid’s sports get so out of control? There’s no doubt that youth sports have become more competitive in recent years. Sports are no longer just an after-school activity or a fun Saturday morning...

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Eating During the School Day and Snacks

How can you ensure that your child is eating well during the school day? Here are some tips to help make sure your child eats a healthy snack and lunch. · Most schools regularly send schedules of cafeteria menus home. With this advance information, you can plan on...

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Developing Good Homework and Study Habits

· Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework. Youngsters need a permanent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that offers privacy. · Set aside ample time for homework. · Establish a household rule that the TV set stays off during...

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Back to School Tips

Your kids are heading back for another year at school. For some kids this is an extremely exciting time and for other kids the mere idea of this can cause anxieties. For many families this may be the first year your child is attending school and for others starting...

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Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday season, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). TREES: · When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label "Fire Resistant." · When...

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Lice

What to do at home when your child has lice? Vinegar & Cetaphil Treatments If you have further questions or concerns don’t hesitate to call us at 970-259-PEDS (7337)

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Facts About Stinging Insects

1. The majority of insect stings in the U.S. come from yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, bees, and fire ants. These insects occur throughout the U.S. except for fire ants which are found only in the Southeastern states. 2. Over 2 million Americans are allergic to...

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The Importance of Proper Amounts of Sleep

From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Sleep Is a Basic Human Need Sleep is a natural part of everybody's life, but many people know very little about how important it is, and some even try to get by with little sleep. Sleep is something our bodies need to...

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Children’s Allergies

An estimated 40-45 million Americans (15-20% of the population) have some type of allergy and, in most people; these allergies first appear during infancy or childhood. It is not surprising, then, that allergic disorders rank first among children's chronic diseases....

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Labeling your Children

'Keep on telling me what I am, and that's what I'll become' ...so be careful how you describe your children. Try to remember that even very small children understand more than you realize, and absorb ideas from what they over hear. Overheard and understood. Listen to...

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Influenza Vaccine

What is Influenza (also called “the Flu”)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Every year in the United States, on average: · 5% to 20% of the population gets the...

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