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  • Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed

    Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed

    She learns to pull herself to standing. Soon she is cruising ’round and ’round the crib, instead of going down for a nap. Then she begins to bounce up and down. Before long, she catapults over the top — generally landing with a loud thud. A long silence follows, then a heart-stopping wail.

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  • Guidelines For Enjoying The Holidays

    Guidelines For Enjoying The Holidays

    Holidays with kids can be the most wonderful and the most exhausting time of the year. The key to making this a magical time is planning ahead. (Note: Many of our readers may not celebrate Christmas, but the general principles outlined below can be applied to any holiday.)

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  • Helping to Ease Baby Blues

    Helping to Ease Baby Blues

    Every new beginning is also an ending of what was before. Every ending is a beginning. Whenever a baby is born, the world will never be the same. This is wonderful. It’s also okay to grieve for the loss of the way life was before. A mother may no longer have the control of her […]

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  • Guidelines for Bathing your Newborn

    Guidelines for Bathing your Newborn

    Most of us have some sort of a picture collection from our childhood. There’s the wonderful shot of those tenuous first steps; the picture of a grinning baby covered ear to ear in not only a smile, but green peas, yellow squash, and smashed banana; and the snapshot of a baby sitting in a bathtub, […]

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  • Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

    Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

    In anger I threw my pager across the on-call room, slamming it against the wall. I don’t anger easily or often, but I was a pediatric resident who had been awake for 36 hours. The pager had gone off one time too many. Sleep deprivation had changed me from a calm, caring person into an […]

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  • A Parent’s Guide to Praise

    A Parent’s Guide to Praise

    Taking pride in our own accomplishments or those of our children is a healthy thing. Requiring ourselves or our children to continually accomplish things is not healthy. As parents, we need to express our pleasure with our children on an ongoing basis and to tell them we are proud of them at specific times.

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  • Its a New Year

    It’s a New Year!

    It is always difficult for me to get used to writing a new year’s date. I get so comfortable with the old year’s date that I sometimes write it automatically. But writing a new date reminds me that the turning of the calendar is a great opportunity to take a fresh and creative look at […]

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  • The Children’s Immunization Schedule

    The Children’s Immunization Schedule

    Guidelines have been set for many health issues. Experts are able to devote a considerable amount of time to a particular question (far more than an individual physician could ever hope to achieve), thus the benefit of many experts’ in-depth knowledge on many different questions is now available to individual families and physicians. A subcommittee […]

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  • Treatment of Bee Stings

    Treatment of Bee Stings

    If one is stung, the wound can be treated in the following ways:

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  • Helping a Child Handle Blood Draws

    Helping a Child Handle Blood Draws

    Although you can’t make the needle go away, there are some things you can do to soften the experience. Click here for a list of things to do for your child before, after, and during a blood draw. The amount of information that can be gleaned from a small amount of blood is truly amazing. […]

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