Family talking to long-distance grandparents on video chat

Grandparents get to have all the fun. They can take kids to sporting events and movies, shower them in gifts and sugar them up with treats. And the best part? They get to give their grandkids back at the end of the day! But what happens when grandparents live far away? “Families today are often…

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Little Girl Choosing Clothes from Kids Dress Themselves Blog

You’ve enjoyed watching your child playing dress up with mommy’s old scarves and daddy’s ties. You’ve enjoyed picking out your child’s perfect outfit for the day. But suddenly “your baby” is now demanding to wear what they want and the choices don’t align with yours. Do you let them go out in clashing patterns and…

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Family with dog for Pets Blog

Your kids have been begging for a dog to walk, a gerbil to snuggle or lizard they can feed. Are you ready for a commitment of many years and possibly a lot of money? There are many benefits of adding a pet to your household. On the other hand, dogs and cats and everything in-between…

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Girl-Looking-Phone-Social-Media

It’s inevitable that your child is going to want social media accounts. They’ve grown up playing games and watching videos on their tablets — why should Facebook be any different? Actually, Facebook is for older people — at least that’s what your kid will say. Teens and adolescents are much more interested in YouTube, Instagram…

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Preparing Meal for Healthy Diet

As a parent, summer activities may have slowed down. Now you may be worrying about the Quarantine 15! What can you do to get back to that pre-COVID weight? Maybe you’ve tried hot yoga, kale chips and intermittent fasting. Friends have suggested Atkins, Whole30, Paleo and vegetarian diets. But what about your kids? Should children…

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Parents and Child Discussing Screen Time

Many experts believe that children’s viewing habits can affect them negatively — including riskier behaviors and violent actions. But should TV, movies and video games take the full blame for their effects on children? Subject matter is even more of an issue with increased access to screens and COVID-19 keeping kids at home. Here are…

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Back to School Tips

Are you prepared for your kids to be back in the classroom this fall? The American Academy of Pediatrics does encourage in-person learning stating, “We recognize that children learn best when physically present in the classroom.” But it’s hard to get back into the swing of things even in the best of times. What do…

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suburban pediatrics pediatrician

Retail-based clinics (RBCs) are growing in popularity across the United States as parents turn to clinics for some of their children’s basic medical needs. RBCs can feel convenient but are they really a good substitute for a primary care physician (PCP) visit? Why pediatricians are important Some use RBCs for quick, “easy” treatments for earaches,…

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photo of girl having fun birthday party

Celebrating birthdays during the COVID-19 feels difficult. Young children don’t understand the seriousness of the virus. Parents want to provide a fun celebration that protects family and friends. What do you do when your four-year-old daughter asks why this year is different than any other? The only thing you can do is try to make…

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Suburban adopting new mandatory mask policy

COVID-19 cases are surging in our area. That’s why we’re updating our mask policy to protect our families, Suburban Pediatric staff members and community. We’re now making it mandatory that each person wears a mask in our building. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cloth face coverings as simple barriers to help…

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