While cliques can grow out of normal friendships built upon common interests, the social dynamics are quite different from typical friend groups. A clique often has a designated leader who enforces rules, which can be either clearly stated or implied, and which tend to exclude anyone outside of the tightly-knit group.
The first year of parenting can be incredibly difficult, even if everything goes according to plan. We’ve collected five of the most frequently asked questions about postpartum depression so you can find the answers you need, all in one place.
A public temper tantrum is many parents’ worst nightmare. It can be overwhelming to have other people watch and judge as your toddler cries and screams on the floor of the grocery store or at the park. You may be unsure of how to handle the situation. Let’s go over why they happen and what to do about temper tantrums when they occur.
It’s never too early to start establishing healthy personal boundaries, and by teaching children about personal space when they’re young, you can help them develop the confidence and assurance they need to stand up for themselves in the future.
Babies visit the doctor a lot in the first year of life, which is why it’s so important to find a pediatrician you like and trust. Read our advice on choosing a pediatrician for your newborn below. When Do You Choose a Pediatrician? You’ll want to select a pediatrician for your baby before you deliver. The [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Communication with a child can be difficult in the best of times, but is even more challenging with non-verbal children. Parents and caregivers must learn what alternative methods of communication their child responds best to and develop the system further so the child can communicate fully with the people and world around him. Whether your child is [...]
Growing pains are a common childhood ailment. Some people believe these pains are a rite of passage, as they mean the child is growing and getting bigger. But when are growing pains in kids more than just aches and tender legs, and when should parents consult their child’s doctor? Read on to learn more from the pediatricians at Woodburn Pediatric Clinic. [...]