Sleep

Have You Optimized Your Children’s Sleep? (Pedcast)

 

If you want healthy smart children, and who doesn’t, it is vital, imperative, crucial, fundamental, even axiomatic that you ensure that they get the recommended amount and quality of sleep that they need. Do you know what promotes the best sleep in your children?  Well, stay tuned to find out in this important installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Raising Smart/Successful Children (Pedcast)


Looking for ways to increase your children’s chances of success in life?  Look no more. 

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Can You Prevent Your Children From Needing Eye Glasses? (Archived Pedcast)

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As if there aren’t enough reasons to turn off the screens and get your kids outside, here is another big one. We now have proof, from a big study done in China, a study that spanned over a few years, that being outside and being away from close-up work like reading and looking at screens significantly reduces a child’s chances of developing nearsightedness, a condition also called myopia.I guess the Chinese are particularly interested in myopia since they have such high incidence of myopia. Among urban older Chinese, the rate of nearsightedness is currently 90%.  I guess that is why they invented glasses– a very strong need. So it is fitting that the Chinese were the ones who proved that spending at least 40 minutes outside on a daily basis, greatly reduces a child’s chance of becoming myopic.

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Startling Health News About Babies and Preschoolers Every Parent Needs to Know (Pedcast)

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Long time listeners know that I think good sleep and nutrition are incredibly important issues for a child’s well being. In today’s pedcast, I am going to bring you some really exciting new research that I think you must factor into your parenting if you are going to get these issues right with your little ones. Don’t you dare stop listening because I am about to continue making you one of the best-informed parent in the room. Continue reading

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