How To Be A Great Dad When You Didn’t Have A Dad Yourself

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we see a lot of families, in all combinations of sizes, ages, genders, races and parenting styles. And amidst all of those moms and dads and kids, something that brings us great fulfillment is helping dads learn how to be great fathers when they themselves grew up without one. Without a

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Are Your Twins Fraternal Or Identical? For Me, I Got A Surprise!

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                                Above: Lucas and Zachary Tesler, Dr. Deborah V. Tesler’s identical twins Do you have twins whom at birth you were told were fraternal, only to find out that they are actually identical? That’s what happened to me. I’m a pediatrician

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10 Things You Can Do To Help Your Kids Get Along Better

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If you’re a parent with more than one child, you’re probably experiencing some sibling rivalry. Often, siblings clash because they’re different ages and want different things, or because they’re close in age and want the same things. And, like all of us, even the most loving brothers and sisters (or brothers and brothers, or sisters

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Our Newest Office, Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps, Is Now Open

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Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians at the Grand Opening of Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps In Westchester County, trips to the pediatrician just got a lot shorter Westchester Health Pediatrics is pleased to announce the opening of our newest pediatrics office, located on the Phelps Hospital campus in Sleepy Hollow. In order to provide

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Why Teasing Kids About Their Weight Might Make Them Gain More

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we have quite a few patients who are overweight or obese, and together with them, we talk a lot about the emotional impact of this. And what we’ve learned over the years is that overweight kids, both girls and boys, are often teased or bullied because of the way they look,

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Announcing Our New Office: Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps

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Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians at the Grand Opening of Cohen Children’s Northwell Health Physician Partners Pediatrics At Phelps Westchester County’s newest pediatrics practice is now open! In order to provide the highest quality pediatric services for our area’s children, particularly those in the western part of Westchester County, Westchester Health Pediatrics is pleased to announce the

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How Often Should I Bathe My Baby?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we believe that bathing your baby is about more than getting your newborn clean. It’s an intimate, deeply meaningful time to bond with the newest member of your family, and for both of you to get to know each other better. Yet bath time also brings with it some anxiety for parents,

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10 Best Ways To Prevent Toddler Tantrums

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’ve dealt with lots of toddlers over the years, which means that we’ve dealt with lots of tantrums. We’ve also counseled lots of exasperated parents who want advice on how to handle their “little monsters,” especially when they’re having a meltdown in a public place. And while we certainly have some

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Realistic Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

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Is your child constantly on his/her phone? iPad? iPod? Laptop? Are you worried about the effects that hours of screen time might be having on your child’s eyesight, sociability or emotional health? Do you sometimes wish you could throw all the gadgets out the window and go back to the 19th century? At Westchester Health

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Cohen Children’s Medical Center Earns Top 50 National Ranking for Exceptional Care in 9 Specialties

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All of us at Westchester Health Pediatrics, Westchester Health, Northwell Health and Northwell Health Physician Partners are thrilled that our partner hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, has recently been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the nation, delivering exceptional care in nine specialties. “US News’ latest survey

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