Pediatric News Blog


Teaching Your Children How to Manage Stress

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  • Stress is normal part of life, but too much stress can be unhealthy.
  • It is important to teach our children how to cope with stress in healthy ways.
  • Ways to help our children include proper sleep and nutrition, physical activity, predictable schedules, being a good example, and being there when they need us.

How To Help Your Shy Child

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  • It is important to understand why your child is “shy.” Is it because of temperament, a stage of development, a lack of self-confidence, or a more serious issue?
  • Things like role-playing, playgroups, and being a good example can help shy children open up more.
  • Don’t call your child shy or allow others to. Learn to embrace your child’s personality and let them be themselves.

AAP Strongly Opposes the Use of Retail-based Clinics

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  • Pediatricians are better able to treat children because they are specially trained in child health issues.
  • According to the AAP, retail-based clinics provide fragmented healthcare and do not support the medical home.
  • Retail-based clinics do not provide the same continuity of care as a primary care pediatrician who is aware of current medications, past health problems, and any special situations in your home.


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