5 Actions Parents Must Take if Their Child is Being Bullied (Pedcast)

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I must say, that for the first half of my pediatric career, I was oblivious to the knowledge of how frequently and seriously bullying harms children. I just wasn’t aware that bullying was at the root of a lot of the illness in school age children that I was seeing…until I began to ask. When I ask a child with a recurring stomachaches or headaches if anyone is bullying them and I see that tense facial expression form or possibly a little moistening of their eyes, then I know. I have learned in recent years to routinely ask about this important issue!  It is not surprising to me that I recently saw bullying on a list of the most frequent concerns of parents. In fact it was the number one worry among parents with school-aged children. Sounds pretty important and a topic that deserves an entire pedcast so in today’s installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics, I’m going to bring you up to speed on some of the newest information about the important topic of childhood bullying.  Stay informed, stay engaged, and most importantly, stay tuned to hear this important edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. Continue reading

Interesting Child Health Links 8/5/18

 

The Following are Dr. Smo’s links to interesting articles about children and child health for the week of 8/5/18

Article #1– Does talking “baby talk” to infants and toddlers slow down their language acquisition? Surprisingly, no according to new research from the journal, Cognitive Science. Check out this link for more tips on how to talk to your infant and toddlers in ways that will facilitate their language development.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/08/01/choo-choo-not-train-talking-baby-words-toddlers-helps-learn/

Article #2 The debate continues about low fat versus full fat dairy products with respect to heart disease. The Academy of Pediatrics still recommends non-fat dairy products for children two years and older but this article questions the wisdom of that recommendation. Read the article and decide for yourself.

https://www.popsci.com/full-fat-dairy-good

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4 Parenting Tasks Vital for Your Child’s Academic Success (Pedcast)

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Welcome. Doc Smo here, your pedcast host. I had an amazingly gratifying experience recently that I want to share with you, especially if your child is struggling in school. In today’s pedcast, we are going to talk about some simple parenting task that is bound to help your children. Curious about what those tasks could be?  Then stay tuned to learn more in today’s installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics.  Continue reading

4 Pediatric Studies Every Parent Needs to Know About (Pedcast)

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Welcome, I am Dr. Paul Smolen, also known as Doc Smo and this is Portable Practical Pediatrics. Every once in a while I like to give my listeners a glimpse of what is new in pediatric research that can translate into practical knowledge.  I’m not talking about new high tech treatments for exotic diseases but rather new information that most parents can use in their everyday parenting. So here goes with a conversation about four, high quality, peer reviewed articles that I think you will find interesting. Stay engaged, stay informed, and of course, stay tuned.  Today’s pedcast is brought to you by audible, the new way to digest books. For me, Audible has become my preferred method of exploring books, whether I am cutting the grass or driving in the car. Expand your world today by subscribing to audible. Just hit the link that accompanies this podcast to get started. Continue reading

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