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Aggression & Young Children: Tips for Parents

Kids can be aggressive. Especially early on when they are learning to self-regulate and control their strong emotions, such as frustration. Sometimes kids don’t think before they do…they just do. It is especially important as caregivers to step in, defuse the situation and help the child regain control. However, aggression can also be a signal of other things, such as depression, trauma, poor impulse control or conduct disorders. Aggression in young children is often a concern in the early preschool

The Angst around Medications for ADHD

Parents often worry about the need to start medications if their child is diagnosed with ADHD. It can be a stressful time, weighing the pros and cons. Caregivers can experience a host of emotions and thoughts. When is the right time to start medications?  Is there a “right time”? Does this mean my child will be on medications forever? Was there something I could have done to prevent this? What did I do wrong? RELATED: Parental Angst Making and Revisiting Decisions about

Navigating the iWorld with your kids…one app at a time

I am preparing to give a talk at an upcoming pediatrics conference in October about social media and children. There is definitely a growing body of general guidance to pediatricians that suggests we talk to families about: Limiting TV to less than 2 hours a day for children and no TV for kids under 2 years of age Have discussions about social media and set limits Monitor kids’ usage and keep computers in public spaces Keep kids’ smart phones/cell phones out of bedrooms