Teens
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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 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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8 Important Ways to Help Your Teen Prepare for Life After High School

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Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important jobs you’ll have as a parent. Although it’s hard to imagine your baby as an adult, helping your teen successfully navigate the transition from childhood into independent adulthood is absolutely vital. Whether your teenager is heading off to college

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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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How To Help Your Child Navigate Puberty

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If you have a child between 9 and 14 years old, you probably are already experiencing the high and lows of puberty. If not, buckle your seat belt, they’re coming! Puberty can be tough on all involved, parents as well as kids Puberty is an exciting time for kids and parents, but it can also

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How To Recognize the Signs of Depression in Teens

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Here at Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of teenagers, which also means that we see our fair share of teenage depression. Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the physical and emotional changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it’s

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