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Sharing the Load
The famous pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock used to tell parents, “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” It seems that today’s parents have taken that advice a step further, behaving as if they can only trust themselves... (read the story...)

Kidney Stones: On the Increase in Kids
We all know an adult who has suffered the excruciating pain of passing a kidney stone. But until recently, the condition has been rare in kids. (read the story...)

Battle of the Bugs
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa constitute the world of germs, and they love to take residence in schools. They can be found on food, tables, doorknobs, and on lots of little hands. (read the story...)

Boost Your Kid!
Even 8-year-olds should be in booster seats in the car, safety experts urge. (read the story...)

Does My Child Need Therapy?
A consultation may bring peace of mind, says Dr. Michael Singer. (read the story...)

Planning Now for an Easier Back-to-School
Whether it's the first day of kindergarten or the first year of high school, a few simple back-to-school preparations can help make the start of a new school year easier for your children. (read the story...)

Baseball Players Beware!
How could a Little Leaguer possibly sustain more injuries than a grownup, fulltime pro baseball player? (read the story...)

Back from the Brink
A not-very-funny thing happened to me on the way to having three children. I had become quite chubby. Not just plump but soft, jiggly, mushy (read the story...)

Lyme Disease: Awareness is the Best Defense
When temperatures rise above 40 degrees, the carrier of Lyme disease — the deer tick — is much more prevalent. (read the story...)

The Great River Row
Twelve high school students will soon be hiking, rowing and canoeing their way from the Catskills all the way to New York City, tracing the journey of the city’s first-rate drinking water to their own taps. (read the story...)

Mom’s not happy!
A new survey of 1,062 moms reveals that most mothers today view themselves as the least happy family member. (read the story...)

Every Kid Gets A Trophy
Aiming for average may actually damage kids’ self-esteem. (read the story...)

Shy Kid? Stressed Mom?
A new study contends that shyness in kids could be related to being raised by stressed-out parents. (read the story...)

Teen Skin: New products to stem acne
Emotional factors — and seasons — can conspire against teens when it comes to breakouts, says Dr. Doris Day (yes, that’s her real name), who is an expert on teens and acne, both professionally and maternally. (read the story...)

How To Cope With Bedwetting
My child has had a problem with wetting his bed, and I don’t know what to do about it. Will psychotherapy or medications help solve the problem? (read the story...)

The Fine Line
I am kind of a worst-case scenario parent — if one kid has a stiff neck, I think “meningitis”. (read the story...)

You Are Getting Sleepy . . .
Hypnosis can help kids reverse behaviors and change mindsets. (read the story...)

How To Be Safe in the Sun
This summer . . . “Stop, Spray, and Play”. (read the story...)

Move Over, Apple!
New research shows an hour of outdoor play helps keep the doctor away, too. (read the story...)

Keeping an Eye Out for Ear Infections
My child seems exceptionally prone to ear infections during the summer. Why is this, and is there anything I can do to prevent it? (read the story...)

Precious Preschoolers
Understanding this great growth spurt (read the story...)

Fighting Fat—Kids Need Our Help
The childhood obesity epidemic has become of such concern, some school districts have taken to issuing BMI reports along with kids’ academic report cards. (read the story...)

Mother (and doctor) know best
Stumped for summer plans for your teen? Dr. Amy Glaser, a pediatrician in Park Slope and mother of two, has the answer. (read the story...)

Happy Feet
Catching foot problems early is vital. (read the story...)

Autism update
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia are looking at the possibility of being able to identify autism through the pupil of the eye. (read the story...)


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