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Posted by: drmolly in technology, prevention, infant, formula, feeding, diet, complementary or alternative treatment, birth control, attention, allergies on
Jan 17, 2010
I recently got back from a five-day meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which hosted its annual National Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. Boy, did I learn a lot! I will have fodder for blogs galore!
I love this meeting. More than 7,000 pediatricians from all over the world attend and there are hundreds of lectures, workshops, plenary talks and meet the expert sessions on topics ranging from genetics to orthopedics to
The last time I blogged about TV watching and kids it was around the time of the Super Bowl. The data then showed that toddlers who are exposed to having the TV on in the background, even if they aren't watching it, are more likely to have problems with focus and attention in school when they are older. In addition, it has long been known that the more time your child of any age spends in front of the TV the greater the chance that he or she
I got a question recently from a parent of a clumsy child with learning disabilities who wondered if the child would benefit from vision therapy. Vision therapy is a series of eye exercises, sometimes done in front of a computer screen and sometimes done with special glasses, directed by an developmental optometrist. The goal is to improve eye coordination and visual perception and it is purported to improve reading skills, help kids with
Posted by: drmolly in website information, prevention, picky eater, nutrition, injury, illness, growth, food, feeding, exercise, development, calories, behavior, autism, attention on
Mar 15, 2009
As the techno-geek doctor I am, I love to offer families good Web-based resources for information. I have chosen the following sites because they are reliable, readable and useful. Enjoy surfing!
Nutrition and healthy eating information can be found on the FDA's new and improved nutrition site. You can learn about portion sizes, amounts of different foods your child needs, as well as strategies to help your underweight or overweight child.
Here are some additional sites, which I have chosen because they are reliable, readable and useful. Enjoy surfing!
A great child development site can be found at PBS.org. You can select information based on your child's age and determine if your child's development is on track.
If you have concerns about your child's school performance and the possiblity of learning disablities, Your Child, a site maintained by the University of Michigan, has
Posted by: drmolly in tv, behavior, attention on
Mar 15, 2009
With the biggest TV watching day of the year - Super Bowl Sunday - coming up, I thought I'd address the question I get from lots of parents of young children: how much TV is too much?
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that children under 2 watch no television and children over the age of 2 watch no more than 30-60 minutes a day. This may seem extreme, but the children who watch a lot of television are much more likely to be obese,