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How to Assemble a First Aid Kit for Youth Sports

September 7th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Youth sports have many benefits for children of all ages. Motor skills, social skills, and discipline are all developed when playing a team sport. Plus, it’s one of the best ways to get kids excited about exercise. As with all physical activity, there are some risks involved which is why we recommend you always have a [...]

Appendicitis or Tummy Ache: How to Tell the Difference

September 1st, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Children often complain about tummy aches for a wide variety of reasons, from mild sickness to nervousness about going back to school. In case their stomach pain does have a more serious cause, it’s important to know when it’s time to take them to the pediatrician. Continue reading for warning signs of appendicitis in children, so [...]

Should Fidget Spinners Be Banned in Schools?

August 28th, 2017|ADHD & ADD, Blog|

The popularity of fidget spinners has skyrocketed over the last few months and many schools have made the decision to ban them for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. In this blog, we’ll discuss, what fidget spinners are, if they can help, and what to do if they’ve been banned at your child’s school. What are fidget [...]

A Parent’s Guide To Social Media Safety for Teens & Pre-teens

July 19th, 2017|Parenting|

Unlike any generation before, today’s teens and pre-teens are hyper-connected. A recent publication from Common Sense Media, a non-profit focused on helping parents and teens navigate media and technology, has reported that teens are spending an average of 9 hours each day consuming media. No matter where they are, with a smartphone in their pocket, teens [...]

The Dangers of Trampoline Parks

July 10th, 2017|Diet & Exercise, Parenting|

Trampoline parks have been growing in popularity and more than 500 of these amusement facilities currently exist in North America. In fact, one of these trampoline parks opened two years ago in nearby Salem, Oregon. Many parents are aware of the dangers of home trampolines, but falsely assume trampoline parks have additional safety features to make [...]

New CDC Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine

July 5th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Vaccinations are an important part of protecting your children from all kinds of diseases from Chickenpox to Tuberculosis. Most vaccines are given in the first year of life, but some, require booster shots in later years and others, like the HPV vaccine, aren’t recommended until later in adolescence. In this blog, we’ll cover the HPV vaccine [...]

Helping a Child Cope with the Stigma of ADHD

June 30th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

The stigma that children with ADHD face daily for not quite fitting into the standards of learning is often much worse than coping with the symptoms of ADHD. Children with ADHD are often seen as difficult kids who won’t sit still or do what they are told. They often internalize their parents and teachers’ frustrations and [...]

Understanding and Treating Sensory Processing Disorder

April 20th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Sensory Processing Disorder, also known as Sensory Integration Disorder, is a condition that causes the brain to be overly sensitive or under sensitive to stimuli. The symptoms of the disorder can vary greatly from one child to the next. At Woodburn Pediatric, we’ve worked with many parents and occupational therapists to help children with sensory processing [...]

The Best After-School Activities for ADHD Children

March 7th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

Children with ADHD benefit immensely from after-school activities that burn extra energy, challenge the mind, stretch the limits of creativity, and boost confidence by developing new skills and friendships. As we previously mentioned in our blog about the best sports activities for a child with ADHD, athletic clubs and teams are a wonderful choice for children [...]