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Last updated on October 13th, 2013 at 03:35 pm

welcomeThey say it takes a village to raise a child. It’s doubly so when a child’s health and well-being is concerned. Welcome to our “village” where you can hear from our team of experts their thoughts on current and ongoing child health and safety issues as well as share stories in areas like how you’re handling a particular child health-related challenge or the ups-and-downs we face every day trying to keep kids safe. Our Pedsafe Forum is there for you anytime to ask questions and exchange ideas.

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These 5 Steps Help Teach Your Children How to Call 911

These 5 Steps Help Teach Your Children How to Call 911

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Calling 911 sounds simple, but put yourself in the place of a child is being told to do this under an extremely stressful situation or the child of an unconscious parent that does not know what to do or say?  Not so simple now is it? Teaching your child how and when to call 911 is an extremely important lesson for them and will make it more comfortable for them should the need arise.Teaching your child how to call 911 should start with a simple understanding of the phone and the three buttons. If you are referring to 911 around your children as nine eleven, please understand how this can... 

Kids and Rashes:  Should You Worry??

Kids and Rashes: Should You Worry??

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One of the most frequent reasons children are brought to their Pediatricians, the most frequent cause of parental concern, and sometimes the most difficult to diagnose,  rashes can be caused by a laundry list of issues.  For that reason rashes must be divided up by characteristics:  is it raised or flat, can you feel it, is it itchy, is it small bumps, large welts, water blisters, or big flat areas, is it painful, are there accompanying symptoms,  is it localized or generalized, what color is it, does it blanch to touch, and the list goes on. Diagnosing the problem takes into consideration... 

How to Get Your Kids to “Hear” You

How to Get Your Kids to “Hear” You

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It’s a basic premise for successful parenting: You tell your kids what you want them to do, and they do it. But how often do you resort to yelling or pestering to get that result? The problem may be you, not your kids, according to parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries and 22 other books. “We blame the kids for not listening; we tune in to them instead of ourselves,” says Borba. “You have to ask yourself, ‘What could I be doing?’ It’s not just what you say; it’s what you do.” Getting... 

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

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One night as I flopped down next my daughter in her bed, I kissed her and said goodnight.  She wished me a goodnight back. There was a moment of silence during which I mentally listed all the household chores I still had waiting for me in the other room. Her sleepy voice interrupted my list. “You didn’t say it,” she objected. “Say what?” I was totally confused. I had just said goodnight, what more did she want from me? “You know…” she was waiting for a response. It took me a moment, but then I realized what she meant. “Sweet dreams,”... 

Computer Vision Syndrome: Can Tech Harm Your Family’s Vision?

Computer Vision Syndrome: Can Tech Harm Your Family’s Vision?

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Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 12:13 pm *Editor’s Note: Given the extensive amount of time many of our families are spending “sheltering in place”, it seemed like the right time to revisit MomRN’s article on Computer Vision Syndrome.  Stay Safe Everyone!In today’s technological society, most of us have become accustomed to using multiple devices that have screens – televisions, computer monitors, tablets, smartphones, hand-held gaming consoles, and the list goes on. And as the number of screen devices has increased, so has our time spent staring at these...