Category: Pediatrics

ADHD and “Time-Blindness”

Asking someone how they sense the passage of time is a bit like asking a goldfish to talk about water. Most of us do it without thinking about it, and we assume that everyone else does the same thing. When people are chronically late or take three times as long as we do in the […]

Make the Most of Well-Child Visits

In case you’ve asked yourself why Well Child Visits are important, here is a list of ways in which you can help your child benefit from these routine visits: Use this visit to ask an expert all the health and parenting questions you’ve been saving up. Keep your children caught up on vaccinations. This will […]

Winning Nutrition for Teen Athletes

Athletes know that eating right is as important as working out when it comes to winning. Unfortunately, many teen athletes prefer Cheetos and energy drinks to fruits and vegetables. They’d rather eat what they want most of the time and then squeeze in a few protein shakes and some supplements. Supplement advertisers are more than happy to convince […]

Measles by the Numbers 

When a new and deadly disease shows up, it’s natural to be frightened. We wonder if we or our loved ones will catch it, and if we do, will we survive. Before the invention of the measles vaccine in 1964, people felt this way about measles. The disease was so widespread that almost all children […]

Saving on Back-to-School Spending

In 2022 parents expect to spend an average of $262 dollars in back-to-school spending per child on clothing and accessories, $140 on school supplies, $168 on shoes and a whopping $293 on electronics or computer-related equipment. This brings the total to $863 per child.   While these numbers are based on national averages, and not […]

Surprising Household Poisons 

Have you ever wondered if some of the common substances you have around the house might be poisonous to children? Here are a few things you might not suspect:   An overdose of dietary melatonin supplement can actually be fatal for children.   Less than a fifth of a teaspoon of eye drops or decongestant […]

Award Winning Children’s Gifts

Looking for the best of the best in children’s gifts? If you want to know what the experts have chosen, check out the following lists of awards:   1) The Parents Choice Foundation gives annual awards in games, puzzles, toys, books, video games and movies. Awards are designated by age and can be sorted by price, so there’s something […]

Can Parents Teach Kids How to Drink?

Can children be taught to drink responsibly? Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School doesn’t believe so.  Dr. Levy says, “It’s a myth that you can teach kids to drink.”   According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, among […]

Choosing a Back-to-School Backpack

Helping your child choose a back-to-school backpack can be a challenge. Children tend to focus on the movie or cartoon character on the backpack. Parents want one that will last but isn’t too expensive. Parents realize that no matter how great a backpack looks when new, it’s going to spend the year being overloaded, dropped […]

How to Pack a Lunch Your Kids Will Eat

Each year when school starts, parents start looking for healthy packed lunches their children will enjoy. They want lunch foods that are nutritious, relatively inexpensive and easy to prepare. They also hope their children will like their lunch food enough to eat it instead of trading it away for a pile of Little Debbie cakes. […]