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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 [...]

Chronic Ear Infections in Toddlers

June 13th, 2016|Parenting|

During cold and flu season, you probably just accept that your child, especially if they are in daycare, is going to get sick at some point. Unfortunately, for many toddlers, a mild cold can turn into a painful ear infection when fluid gets trapped in the middle ear. A few ear infections during the toddler years are nothing to be too concerned about. However, if [...]

Is It a Cold or Allergies? When to Come to the Clinic

April 11th, 2016|Parenting, Pediatric Resources|

Is it a seasonal cold or something more serious? It can be difficult to decide when it’s necessary to take your child to the doctor, especially for first-time parents. During springtime specifically, it can be tricky to determine whether your child is suffering from cold or allergy symptoms, and if their symptoms require medical attention. Here’s [...]

Parenting Tips: When to Consider Testing for Dyslexia

March 9th, 2016|Dyslexia & Education, Parenting|

It’s estimated that roughly 5% of all children in elementary school have some form of dyslexia. While this can be a concerning statistic to hear, it’s important that you understand the facts about dyslexic children. Today, though, let’s simply look at when to test for dyslexia. How Do I Know if My Child Has Dyslexia? As [...]

Healthy Living: 9 Healthy Ways to Start Your New Year Right

February 16th, 2016|Diet & Exercise, Parenting|

Maybe 2015’s resolutions didn’t quite come to fruition—we’ve all been there. However, it’s never too late to make small changes to improve the health of you and your family. There’s no better time than January to recommit to you family new year’s resolutions. Here are nine ideas to get you started: Set the Example It’s common [...]

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents to Help Inspire Kids with ADHD

January 12th, 2016|ADHD & ADD, Parenting|

With New Year’s fast approaching, it’s time to set forth resolutions for 2016. For parents of a child with ADHD, it’s a great time to reaffirm some goals to help your child to be their best self. Here are some of our suggestions for parents to help inspire a child with ADHD. […]

How to Tell if your Child is Hungry or Bored

September 4th, 2015|Parenting|

Children and adults alike use food as a response to emotions such as anger, sadness and boredom. Unfortunately, this habit can lead to lifelong challenges with weight, nutrition and healthy emotional coping methods. Children that develop healthy eating habits early in life are less likely to struggle with nutritional issues. Discover how to tell if your [...]