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  • Can Children Outgrow Respiratory Problems?

    Can Children Outgrow Respiratory Problems?1

    By Scott Schroeder, MD, Tufts Medical Center My 2-year-old has battled asthma-like conditions since he was a baby. Colds and viruses tend to settle in his chest, and we spend a lot of quality time with the nebulizer over the winter months, especially. Our pediatrician advises us not to worry, saying most children “outgrow” this

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  • How to Help Your Perfectionist Child

    How to Help Your Perfectionist Child0

    By Rachael Bottone Working as a graduate mental health counselor, I heard the same repeated messages from caretakers at the end of their rope: “I just don’t get him. He’s so lazy sometimes and just won’t complete his homework. If I ask him about homework, he throws a huge fit and becomes angry.” “I try

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  • Can Infant Exposure to Peanuts Reduce Allergies Later?

    Can Infant Exposure to Peanuts Reduce Allergies Later?0

    By John Leung, MD With my first child I was told to hold off on introducing peanut butter until he turned 1. I recently read a story that the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases recommends babies be exposed much younger, that trying it earlier could reduce allergic reactions later. Is this true? Yes,

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  • My Child Has Been Diagnosed With ASD: Now What?

    My Child Has Been Diagnosed With ASD: Now What?0

    By Sally Burke The reality of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis can have a tremendous emotional impact on parents. You may feel anger, frustration, and sadness, or perhaps even relief in this long-suspected diagnosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has been estimated that 1 in 68 children have ASD.

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  • Common Misconceptions About Custody and Co-Parenting

    Common Misconceptions About Custody and Co-Parenting0

    Co-parenting is undoubtedly one of the most daunting challenges facing parents who are newly separated or divorced. And there also are several misconceptions about child custody and co-parenting that we’d like to help put to rest. Misconception #1 One of the biggest misconceptions is the continuing belief that judges automatically grant mothers full or primary

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  • Kids and Screen Time: The Rules Just Changed

    Kids and Screen Time: The Rules Just Changed0

    In case you didn’t have enough to keep up with while raising your kids, the rules have changed when it comes to kids and screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its guidelines for 2017, giving parents new information on how to manage the amount of time kids spend in front of

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