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The Best Afterschool Activities to Encourage for the New School Year

2019-08-12T18:09:39+00:00August 12th, 2019|Parenting|

No matter what grade your child is in, after-school activities can be beneficial for their development. Extracurricular activities can help kids get active, make new friends, learn new skills, and build confidence. Plus, after-school activities for teens look great on college applications. New Year, New Options As the new school year approaches, it’s time to start [...]

4 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Kids

2019-06-07T15:01:46+00:00June 7th, 2019|ADHD & ADD, Parenting|

Teaching mindfulness to kids can have many benefits—from helping them develop healthy social skills and coping mechanisms to reducing attention problems in children with ADHD. These mindfulness activities will help you take advantage of the many benefits of meditation for kids. Mindfulness Activities for Kids # 1: Superhero Stances Mindfulness doesn’t have to be boring. In [...]

Social Media Challenges: What Parents Need to Know

2019-05-31T15:44:13+00:00May 31st, 2019|Parenting, Safety|

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you’ve no doubt tried to have a conversation with a kid who was staring down at their phone, immersed in the world of social media. There are plenty of things you can do as a parent to protect your kids online, but it all starts with awareness. While some [...]

3 Parenting Hacks to Help You Effectively Discipline Your Kids

2019-05-28T15:17:24+00:00May 28th, 2019|Parenting|

Discipline and punishment are far different, but parents often think of them as one and the same. When your child misbehaves, it’s your responsibility as a parent to teach them why the behavior was wrong and how to make better choices going forward. The parenting book, No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm to Chaos and Nurture [...]

10 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Your Family’s Health

2019-01-03T20:01:06+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Diet & Exercise, Parenting|

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions can go a long way in setting your family up for a great year! Whether you’re looking to prevent childhood obesity, grow closer as a family, or simply live a more active lifestyle, these 10 New Year’s resolution ideas for families can help. 1.  Cook Together as a Family One easy way [...]

Free Classes for Expectant Parents

2018-10-24T20:45:01+00:00September 24th, 2018|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Woodburn Pediatric Clinic is pleased to provide free “Caring for Baby” classes for all expectant parents in the community. Our team will discuss everything you need to know about caring for your baby in the first few weeks of life to help soon-to-be moms and dads feel more confident when the big day arrives. The next [...]

Heat Exhaustion: What to Look for And How to Treat It

2018-07-20T18:45:07+00:00July 20th, 2018|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

The summer is heating up, and with many children home from school and playing outdoors, it’s important to know the symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion in kids, as well as how to treat it. Here’s some helpful information from the pediatricians at Woodburn to help keep your kids cool this summer. Disclaimer: The information [...]

Bullies & Cliques: How to Help Your Pre-Teen Navigate Middle School

2018-05-30T15:43:04+00:00May 30th, 2018|Parenting|

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.

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Postpartum Depression

2018-05-08T23:33:18+00:00May 8th, 2018|Parenting|

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.

How To Best Handle Your Child’s Public Temper Tantrum

2018-05-01T20:58:27+00:00May 1st, 2018|Parenting|

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.