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Develop a Reading Routine

Reading and language are crucial to a child’s development. My own mother read to me every night as a kid, and it fostered a life-long love of books and learning. Studies show that reading aloud to children, even infants, more than just talking to them increases their vocabulary, IQ, and educational skills when it is […]


Stress Less This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you’re not careful, this can also become one of the most stressful times of the year. The pressure to have a beautifully decorated home, find the perfect gifts, and have smiling, grateful children at holiday gatherings can put a damper on the joy of the holiday […]


5-2-1-0 Plan for Healthy Holidays

Pumpkin pie, sweet potato casserole, turkey and dressing, and cooler weather…the holiday season with parties, snacks and family gatherings is here. While this is a favorite time of year for many, it is often stressful with different places to be and events galore! In all the gather-ing and going, it can become easy to forget […]


Happy Hallow-teen!

October is upon us, and with it comes Halloween! Traditionally, Halloween safety is considered in terms of younger children, trick-or-treating, and supervised school parties. However, Halloween is not just for the little ones. You may find your teenager wants to help decorate the house. They may want to go trick-or-treating or go to a Halloween […]


Assessing Chest Wall Deformities

Sponsored by: Dothan Pediatric Healthcare Network

Some patients are quite concerned by the appearance of the chest wall and will not participate in activities where other children may be able to see their chest. The initial assessment of the child with this abnormality is a…

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