7 Essential Actions That Will Keep Your Children Safe from Injury(Pedcast)

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The other day I was giving a talk to a 12 year old young man and his mother at the end of his checkup that I am sure I have delivered thousands of times before over the years.  As I was speaking, the thought crossed my mind that I need to share this talk with my podcast listeners.  Of course! If I have bothered to consistently deliver it in person for so many years, it must be important.  In fact, I know this little conversation has saved at least a few children from devastating injuries.  Why you ask, because a few children have told me so? I am particularly righteous about giving this talk to my preteen and teenage boy patients because they seem to need it the most. I want them to hear it directly from me! Girls have accidents as well and all of these tips apply to girls as well, of course, but today my focus is on accidents that I see far more frequent in boys for reasons I am about to explain. So sit back and hear how this pediatrician talks to children, especially boys, about the number one cause of morbidity and death in children, childhood accidents. Continue reading

The Rhythm of Your Child’s Cough (Pedcast)

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Today, I am going to go back to a post that I made in 2011 and reiterate the point that all parents need to know the usual sequence of their children’s respiratory illnesses. By knowing what is normal,  you will know when to be suspicious that things are going wrong and need action.  I call the usual uncomplicated sequence of a coughing illness, the “rhythm of a cough”. If you are a parent with older children, you know that kids get a lot of coughs and colds and knowing when to get worried is a an important skill for parents to master.  So sit back and listen to this Doc Smo classic, The Rhythm of Your Child’s Cough. Continue reading

Wise Parents Have their Kids Put Down the Screens and Pick Up the Books (Pedcast)

This episode of DocSmo.com stresses the importance of promoting literacy in your children by reading to them frequently and making sure they have regular enjoyable visits to the library. Every child should have and use a library card frequently!

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6 Reasons Your Children Need Breakfast (Archived 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

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