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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, [...]

Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids | A Review

August 15th, 2016|Parenting|

Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids has quickly become one of our favorite resources for new parents here at Woodburn Pediatric Clinic. This second book from Portland, Oregon mom and writer Asha Dornfest includes her best parenting hacks culled from more than 4,000 of her blog posts plus new never-before-seen tips and tricks [...]

Sunscreen and Other Skin Protection Tips for Kids

July 14th, 2016|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Now that summer is here in full effect, your kids are probably very excited about getting outside as much as possible and enjoying the beautiful weather. Playing outside and being physically active is great for kids but it's important to ensure your child is properly protected from too much sun exposure when they head outdoors. Even [...]