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
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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?
In this essential post for parents, find drowning prevention guidelines from our pediatricians. Drowning rates have been steadily declining since the 1980s; however, drowning continues to be the 2nd leading cause of death for children ages 1-19. Only congenital defects for children ages 1-4 and motor vehicle accidents for children ages 5-19 rank higher. Toddlers and teenagers are at the … [Read more...] about Dive into Summer…Safely
Is it safe to keep firearms in the house? Should I let my child play with toy guns? The answers to these kids and gun safety questions will be different for everyone, but all parents should understand the best practices for gun safety and storage. I am sure it is probably a cliché to talk about one’s youth by saying, ‘Things were different back then.’ Truthfully though, they were. When I … [Read more...] about Kids and Gun Safety: Keeping Firearms at Home
Request an Appointment Now on Our Website As a Patient-Centered Medical Home, Center City Pediatrics is committed to continuous evaluation of our policies and procedures to ensure we always provide our families with the best possible experience. This pursuit extends beyond the care we deliver in our exam rooms to include every aspect of your interactions with our office. It is with this pledge … [Read more...] about Request Appointments Online!
In PA, ticks are a real health threat. Our Philadelphia and Main Line pediatricians share guidelines on tick and mosquito repellent for kids, as well as other tips for keeping families safe this summer. In Philadelphia, the spring and summer months are a time when many of us enjoy the outdoors, whether taking advantage of the nearby Schuykill river and Wissahickon trails or venturing farther … [Read more...] about Tips to Stay Tick- and Mosquito-Free This Summer