Is my child at risk from whooping cough?
Is my child at risk from whooping cough?

Many parents, from Payson to Saratoga Springs, have questions about whooping cough. Utah County’s current Pertussis levels are in the news and parents are understandably concerned. The good news is, if your child has been vaccinated for Tetanus, he or she has also been vaccinated for whooping cough (Pertussis). While this doesn’t mean vaccinated kids … Continue reading “Is my child at risk from whooping cough?”

Evening & Weekend Appointments now at Saratoga Springs
Evening & Weekend Appointments now at Saratoga Springs

After hours night-time pediatric care in Saratoga Springs is now easier than ever. The Utah Valley Pediatrics office accepts appointments until 9:00 pm.

How old is old enough for my child to stay home alone?
How old is old enough for my child to stay home alone?
  • Utah law doesn’t dictate an age when kids are ready but leave it up to parental discretion
  • Look for signs that your child is responsible—homework, hygiene, etc. to know if they may be ready to stay home alone
  • Set your child up for success by prepping them and your home for a successful outcome
Can chores make our family’s summer better?
Can chores make our family’s summer better?
  • Long summer days can mean extended veg-out sessions and messy houses
  • Without structure, summer break can become frustrating for parent and kids
  • Consider a schedule of chores to help structure the day, build skills, and increase bonding
How can I talk to my kids about lying?
How can I talk to my kids about lying?
  • Strategies for dealing with lying should differ by age group
  • Books can be a great way to address honesty with children
  • Communication and honesty from parents is key
What should I do if my child bites?
What should I do if my child bites?
  • Biting is a common early childhood behavior that many parents dread
  • Isolating potential triggers for biting can be the quickest fix
  • Having a strategy to correct the behavior positively, and to reinforce better choices can shorten this phase
How can I get my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?
How can I get my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?
  • A full night of quality sleep is important not only for a child’s health—but for the health of the entire family.
  • Sleep disorders are not uncommon in children, and simple behavioral changes often provide a solution.
  • If you think your child suffers a sleep disorder, document their sleep routines and talk to your pediatrician about interventions.
What should I do if my child has a dental injury?
What should I do if my child has a dental injury?
  • A chipped tooth is usually cause to see the dentist, but frequent tooth chipping merits a pediatrician visit.
  • Soft tissue injuries inside the mouth that bleed continuously need emergency medical attention.
  • Unexplained or general oral pain, swelling or bleeding should be seen by a pediatrician.
7 Tips for Reversing Defiance in Children
7 Tips for Reversing Defiance in Children

Article at a glance:

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder is one of a group of externalizing disorders which include maladaptive behaviors.
  • It is normal for children to become oppositional at certain ages.
  • If you are struggling with a child who is aggressive, argumentative, or defiant, there are things you can do to improve the situation.
Spanish Fork Office Moving to 7th & 7th
Spanish Fork Office Moving to 7th & 7th

Effective January 27, 2018 our Spanish Fork Office will be located at 701 E 700 N in Spanish Fork. We’re excited about all our new facility has to offer: Allows us to expand to meet increasing demand. Features a layout better suited for patient and staff flow. Better meets your needs. Continues to include sick … Continue reading “Spanish Fork Office Moving to 7th & 7th”

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