Category Archives: Parenting

Why didn’t anyone tell me about all the noises newborns can make?

I still remember bringing my firstborn daughter home. I had read every book I could get my hands on, I was a pediatrician-in-training and I had worked with children my … Full Entry »

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When is it too early to talk about alcohol with your children?

With graduation season in full swing and summer approaching fast, everyone is in a celebratory mood. As you prepare to celebrate your teen’s achievements with them, here are some reminders … Full Entry »

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News flash—babies cry

If Hollywood was your only source of information about babies, you may think that most of their time is spent in peaceful slumber or cooing happily. The reality is babies … Full Entry »

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Immunodeficiency awareness & severe combined immunodeficiency newborn screening

Figure 1. David Vetter, “the bubble boy” at Texas Children’s Hospital April is Immunodeficiency Awareness Month where we acknowledge the remarkable advances in the identification and treatment of severe combined … Full Entry »

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Explaining behavior therapy to children and teens

Behavior therapy refers to a modality of psychotherapy designed to help parents develop effective strategies for managing their child’s behaviors. Behavior therapy also teaches children healthy ways of managing their … Full Entry »

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