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When & How to Choose a Pediatrician for Your Newborn

November 7th, 2017|Blog, Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Learning to Communicate With A Non-Verbal Child

December 23rd, 2016|Parenting|

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: When To Be Concerned

December 13th, 2016|Parenting|

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. [...]

How to Prevent Peanut Allergies: New Advice from the AAP

September 26th, 2016|Diet & Exercise, Parenting|

The National Institutes of Health has good news for parents who worry about introducing their children to peanut products too soon and who want to know how to prevent allergies. New research suggests that children can safely consume peanuts and peanut products at earlier ages than previously believed without fear of developing a peanut allergy. Read [...]

How Much Screen Time is Too Much for Children?

September 23rd, 2016|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, HDTVs – technology is a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. Adults live and breathe by these devices, using them for work and play. But what about children? How much screen time for kids is safe? Tablets can help children learn, and e-readers provide unprecedented access to books. Laptops are great for on-the-go [...]

How to Identify Common Rashes from Chickenpox to Roseola

September 6th, 2016|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Rashes and skin irritations are a typical part of childhood and are generally not a cause for concern. Most symptoms are innocuous and will disappear within a few days, but the worry is real for concerned parents who may fear the worst. Here are some of the most common rashes that affect children ages 1-15, with [...]

5 Awesome Impulse Control Techniques That Work for Kids

August 18th, 2016|Parenting|

Temper tantrums, hissy fits, and bad behavior are par for the course when parenting toddlers and young children. Kids experience the same emotions that we as adults do, but they often fail to understand them, and have difficulty processing their feelings into appropriate actions. Impulse control techniques teach youngsters how and when to show their emotions, [...]