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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 [...]

10 Parenting Tricks to Help Children Cope With Nightmares

February 28th, 2017|Parenting|

Nightmares, and the anxiety and fear that come with them, are an all-too-common occurrence in childhood. It’s not unusual for children to start experiencing nightmares as young as age three, and to battle them well into their teen years. While they are an accepted and normal part of childhood, we believe that dealing with them in [...]

New Study Seeks To Better Understand ADHD Risk Gene

February 8th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

Scientists and doctors have long understood that ADHD has a genetic component, but a new study seeks to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how the ADGRL 3 risk gene works to address potential limitations in current medications and develop better medication to specifically target the affected protein. Read on to learn more about this new [...]

Mumps Outbreak Spreads to Oregon

January 27th, 2017|Pediatric Resources|

Mumps may not be very common in the United States thanks to our stringent vaccine program, but the latter part of 2016 saw a national outbreak that affected 46 states and the District of Columbia. An outbreak of Mumps in Oregon has people worried, especially parents of children who have not yet completed their full MMR vaccine schedule. The doctors at Woodburn [...]