Why Does My Child Wet the Bed (Pedcast)

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You want to see a parent get excited, well, just bring up the topic of bedwetting with a mom of an eight year old bed wetter and stand back. Bedwetting creates a lot of stress in both the parents of the bed wetter and the bedwetting child themselves. When families first bring up this issue with their pediatricians, most parents fear that there is something wrong with their child. In most cases, this is simply not true. Parents also think that their child’s bedwetting emanates from something being wrong with their child’s urinary bladder. This is also not true in most cases so I thought that it would be useful, especially if you have a bed wetter in your house, to put some of these misconceptions to bed so to speak (pun intended) and getting a better understanding of the cause, natural history, and treatment options that are useful. If you have been wondering, why does my child wet the bed, you’ve come to the right place to get the answer. Stay tuned and I will answer that question for you. Continue reading

3 Interesting Conversations w/ Parents, November 2017 (Pedcast)

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Thanks for joining me today. I started a series of pedcasts that I call, Interesting Conversations w/ Parents a few years ago when I realized that the parents of my patients frequently bring up subjects that I either had never heard of or know very little about. Well, here is my latest installment to that series. More fascinating topics all brought to me by some of the most informed and interesting parents on the planet. Let’s get started shall we? Continue reading

6 Reasons Your Children Need Breakfast (Pedcast)

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I think this pedcast title speaks for itself. Today we are going to go over six reasons your children need breakfast and why all parents with young children should make providing breakfast a priority for their children. Stay tuned for this informative and important pedcast that’s coming at you right now with me, your host, Dr. Paul Smolen. Continue reading

Why Little Janie Bites? (Pedcast)

 

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Parents frequently ask me about why their toddlers behave the way they do? Why do they at times, get aggressive and push or grab toys from other children? They find some of their toddler’s behaviors disturbing, disappointing, and embarrassing.  The symptom that parents bring up most frequently, usually at their child’s 18-month checkup, is biting of other children.  Why does little Janie bite other children and is this behavior normal?  Let’s break this down in today’s discussion that I have titled “Why Little Janie Bites“? Continue reading

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