Our Center City and Main Line pediatricians provide the facts on the common cold and the best cold remedies for kids. While upper respiratory infections (common cold) may occur all year-round, it may seem like your child has had constant cold symptoms from October to April! It may not be your imagination: the average young child may have six to eight common colds a year, while those in group … [Read more...] about Back-to-School Sniffles: Advice & Remedies for the Common Cold
Why do toddlers bite? One of our Center City & Main Line pediatricians shares some helpful information about what to expect and how to respond when it comes to kids and biting. At age 2, my child became the class biter. Around that time, he ran over a little girl’s fingers with his toy fire truck and refused to apologize. I panicked, jumped on Amazon and bought a book on moral development. … [Read more...] about Hannibal Lecter or My Sweet Little Bundle of Joy?
Our Philadelphia and Main Line pediatricians provide some helpful information about unstructured play and its role in children’s development. In a society where families tend to focus on giving children the best opportunities for success, they often mistakenly schedule and guide a child’s day from beginning to end. They fill children’s days with activities that they think are important to … [Read more...] about The Importance of Unstructured Play
In our latest blog post, our Center City and Main Line pediatricians provide guidelines for protecting kids in sports against common risks such as concussions and overuse injuries. In kids, concussions especially must be taken seriously. Sports are a large part of many youths’ lives. There are many developmental achievements that children learn through athletics, including lifelong fitness, … [Read more...] about Injuries, Burnout, Concussions: Keeping Kids in Sports Safe and Healthy
Talking to kids about sexual abuse isn’t something any parent wants to have to do, but having simple and honest conversations about boundaries and body safety for kids can help keep the lines of communication open between you and your child. It can be hard to accept as a parent that while we wish to protect our children from all harm, it isn’t possible to do so. But as parents and … [Read more...] about Body Safety for Kids: Talking to Kids About Sexual Abuse
What are the symptoms of teething? Does teething cause diarrhea? How can I help a teething baby? In our latest blog post, we provide answers to these questions and some tips for how to help a teething baby. It’s important to be aware that some popular remedies for teething are not considered safe. Your happy, squealing 4-month-old has suddenly started drooling and gnawing incessantly on any … [Read more...] about Has Teething Pain Gotten Your Baby Down in the Mouth?