Top Ten pediatrics Articles

Here are the top ten articles for the Pediatrics Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. When to worry about a baby's head growth
A baby's head circumference is measured at every visit for the first year of life. What do the measurements mean? When to worry? Are growth charts accurate?

2. Should you get a Trampoline?
Backyard trampolines are a favorite amongst kids and adults alike. However, research, statistics, and pure medical experience tells us that they are detrimental to our children's health and well-being. Check out the facts.

3. Extracurricular Activities
With school starting, be prepared for those dreaded lists of kids activities. Extracurricular activities are fun. But how much is too much? Where do you draw the line? Are kids too busy?

4. How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Book Review
Review of Jane Yolen's delightful book, How Do Dinosaur's Say Good Night?

5. Coping with Tactile and Sensory Defensiveness
So now you've got a good idea that your disruptive child's behavior is caused by tactile defensiveness or sensory defensiveness. What do you do about it? Processes, coping mechanisms, appropriate responses, and other practical ways to reduce your child's pain and eliminate disruption...

6. Cell Phones for Kids
Cell phones have become commonplace in our culture. The TV markets them for every age and stage, including children. Kids are asking for them when they are still in elementary school. How young is too young to have a cell phone? How can you tell?

7. Talking to Kids about War
With the world being so unsettled, talking to kids about war is almost unavoidable. This article talks about the general considerations as well as pitfalls to avoid.

8. Ear Infections In Children
Ear infections are very common in young children. How do you know your child has one and what can you do about it? Does your child need antibiotics or can they fight it on their own?

9. Understanding Puberty in Teens and Tweens
Puberty in teens and tweens can be a challenge for parent and child. Understanding what is going on in side your child can help you considerably in helping your child adjust and in keeping your sanity.

10. When Should Your Child see the Doctor
How sick is too sick? When should you take your little one in to the Emergency, the doctor, or just stay home and wait it out?

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