Some babies teethe, and you'd never know it until you see te evidence of a brand-new tooth poking through. Not all babies -- and parents -- have it so easy. Many babies experience varying degrees of discomfort when baby is cutting teeth, depending on your baby's tolerance for pain and the density of his gums. Your baby may be fussy and irritable during this time. Be … [Read more...] about Signs That Baby Is Cutting Teeth
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Today’s topic has been weighing heavy on my mind recently. In the last 2 weeks, I have seen 6 patients who are “cutting.” It’s like our own little community epidemic. I always assume that for every kid who visits my office with a problem, there are dozens more who aren’t being seen. All the kids I’ve seen these last couple of weeks go to different schools and range in age from … [Read more...] about What Parents Should Know About Cutting
Are we depriving our newborns of vital nutrients by rushing the big "cut the cord" moment? The diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency and iron deficient anemia has become commonplace in pediatric offices across the country. Infants and young children are at particularly high risk for this problem due to their high iron requirements during rapid growth. Since iron is … [Read more...] about Are We Cutting the Cord Too Soon?
As a parent of a high school student, I've had a hard time navigating the balance between staying involved in my teenager’s life and giving him the independence he craves. On the one hand, research shows that engaged parents have kids who are less likely to use drugs and alcohol and are more likely to do well in school. On the other hand, I sense that he is pulling away … [Read more...] about Cutting The Parental Cord
Here’s a common nightmare for parents - trying to get your autistic child’s hair cut or her nails trimmed. Have you had that experience? It’s not very fun for our kids. First, I’ll describe what I know about these two issues. My husband and I learned a long time ago that there was a possibility that our autistic child would have a negative reaction when it came to cutting his … [Read more...] about Hair Cutting and Nail Clipping for Children with Autism