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Screen Time Tracker for Healthy Media Habits

Just as with sugar, junk food, time out in the sun, parents should also limit time spent on screens. “Screens” include televisions, DVD players, computers, smartphones and tablets. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following healthy media habits: limiting screen time use for children 18 months of age to video calls with loved ones …

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Navigating Childhood Adversity: Ella’s Story

As a behavioral pediatrician, I have forged many relationships with my families. I have had the honor of helping guide families through some of their worst crisis points. One patient named Ella* (name changed for confidentiality) was 9 years old and brought in by her grandmother because she was acting out at school, and as …

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ADHD Clinical resource Communication

A new way for family-doctor communication about parenting stresses & challenges: The IMPACT 1.0 Scale

Parenting a child with ADHD can be challenging. ADHD can affect how the child does at home and school, affects relationships in the family and with friends. Parents often express worry about how their child does at school and their general wellbeing, or “quality of life. ” Related: ADHD Impact on Quality of Life (ADHD …

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It’s Time to Acknowledge the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Workforce

There are roughly 15% of the nation’s children who suffer from a developmental-behavioral condition or about 1 in 6 children. Unfortunately, many of those children often do not get the help they need. Children with developmental and behavioral challenges can easily be missed, especially when the behaviors are more subtle or impacts on function are …

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