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How to Know If Your Child Should Be Evaluated For ADHD

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Almost all children go through periods when their attention wanders or their behavior veers out of control. However, for some, these types of behaviors are more than an occasional problem. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have behavior problems that are so frequent and severe that they interfere with their ability to function normally

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How Food and Fitness Help Create A Healthy Kid

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re dedicated to the health and well-being of your child, which to a large degree involves fitness and nutrition. We often get questions from our parents concerning their children’s exercise level or eating habits, and we’d like to share some of our knowledge here. We’d also like to encourage you to come to us with

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8 Ways To Help Your Child Stand Up To Bullying

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Through the years at Westchester Health Pediatrics, one of the most emotional issues we’ve seen affecting our patients and their parents is bullying. It’s mean, it’s damaging and it hurts, but there are things a child can do to avoid or prevent bullying, and we can help. Understanding how and why a bully uses aggressive

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How To Know When Your Baby Is Sick  

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As cute and cuddly as babies are, they of course get sick from time to time. This can be an anxious, nerve-wracking time for parents, especially new ones. Should they take their baby to the doctor? Should they wait it out and see if he/she gets better on their own? Is it just gas or

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How Parenting Styles Differ Between Dads And Moms

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we don’t necessarily believe “father knows best” but we do think it’s not “mother knows best” in every single situation. Dads often have different parenting styles from moms and this is not bad, just different. In fact, throughout our years of experience with many kinds of families, kids do just fine with

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10 Ways to Get Rid of Your Child’s Acne

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Up to 95% of teens will have some form of acne at one time or another. However, knowing that pimples are a very normal part of puberty doesn’t make it any easier when your child looks in the mirror and doesn’t like what he/she sees. Acne can be mild and short-lived or severe and disfiguring,

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Are You Using Time-Outs Correctly?

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A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that the vast majority of parents are not using time-outs correctly. In general, a time-out is used to manage a child’s misbehavior or improper action. Time-outs can be started when a child is 15-18 months old and can continue up to the preteen years. There is now

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The Benefits of Getting Your Child To Do Chores

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“Not now. I’ll take the trash out it later, I promise.” “I walked the dog yesterday. Why do I have to do it again?” “My friends’ parents don’t make them do chores.” How many times have you heard this or something similar when you ask your kids to do a chore? I’d venture a guess

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It is not easy to be a working mom!

Working Moms: 10 Tips For Balancing Work And Family

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These days, more mothers than ever are in the workforce. In fact, according to AmericanProgress.org, women now make up half of all workers in the United States, with nearly 4 in 10 homes having a mom that is also a working mother. Good news, right? Maybe. Something we often hear from the full-time working moms

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What The New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Mean For You And Your Child

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New Peanut Allergy Guidelines: addendum by the NIH (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Panel Report (released for publication 1/05/2017) For years, expert opinion held that the best way to prevent food allergy, especially peanut allergy, was avoidance of these foods until age 3. However, a landmark study published in 2015 (the LEAP study)

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