Getting any kind of shot, including the flu shot, is not fun for you or for your child. Shots hurt little kids, and it hurts you to see your child crying and in pain. You also might worry about your child getting some sort of reaction, such as getting the flu, after receiving the flu shot. But according to information from the government on the Flu.gov website, a flu shot … [Read more...] about Should My Child Get the Flu Shot?
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Children often experience respiratory disorders that cause coughing. Some conditions are characterized by labored breathing or wheezing. Several disorders can cause wheezing and various accompanying symptoms. While home treatments may help with mild coughing and wheezing, serious symptoms require the attention of your child's pediatrician. Wheezing Wheezing is a whistling … [Read more...] about When to Call a Doctor If My Child Is Wheezing
Shyness is not always a bad thing. When it crosses over to a social phobia or anxiety, you might want to seek professional help. But simply being shy can be OK. It just may take shy people longer to feel comfortable with new people and new situations. Shy children tend to observe the scene before jumping in. Shyness is a personality trait, not a fault, says Dr. William Sears, … [Read more...] about Why Is My Child Shy?
If you are wondering if your child has autism, there are some steps you can take to find out. For children with autism, the earlier it is recognized and treated, the better. If you are worried your child may be affected by autism, delaying in having your child evaluated could prevent her from gaining access to the resources she needs. Children who get the proper assistance from … [Read more...] about How to Tell If My Child Is Autistic
Dealing with a child that resists bedtime happens to probably all parents at one time or another. When every evening bedtime becomes a battle, it's time to evaluate what may be the cause. It's important to understand that a child may have a difficult time relaxing at night, due to several reasons. However, it's good to know that many of these reasons are under the control of … [Read more...] about My Child Won’t Go to Bed