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The Pediatric Ninja https://thepediatricninja.com Empowering Parents for Success Tue, 01 Jan 2019 01:52:04 -0600 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://i2.wp.com/thepediatricninja.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-why-1.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 The Pediatric Ninja https://thepediatricninja.com 32 32 132683314 An open letter to parents of children with ADHD https://thepediatricninja.com/parenting/adhd-open-letter/ https://thepediatricninja.com/parenting/adhd-open-letter/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2019 11:00:47 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2283 Dear fellow parents, Parenting is a full time job. Even when we are not physically with our children, pieces of our hearts travel with them. We worry about their physical health and safety. We dream about their futures. But sometimes things don’t go as we hope. If you have a child who struggles with ADHD, … Continue reading "An open letter to parents of children with ADHD"

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It’s Head Lice! A common but unwelcome part of childhood https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/its-head-lice/ https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/its-head-lice/#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:15:45 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2263 It’s the phone call from the school nurse we all dread. I’m sorry Ms. ____, but little Suzy has head lice. Our hearts drop. Life will never be the same. At least not for the next few days. Our heads spin with the task in front of us. After all, there are about 100,000 hairs … Continue reading "It’s Head Lice! A common but unwelcome part of childhood"

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Febrile Seizures: What to Know https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/febrile-seizures-what-to-know/ https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/febrile-seizures-what-to-know/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:00:23 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2257 Fevers scare parents. We worry about how sick our children are and if that fever means something more serious. But for some kids, a rapid spike in fever can cause something called a febrile seizure. And although febrile seizures are usually not dangerous, they are certainly very scary. Keep reading to learn more about febrile … Continue reading "Febrile Seizures: What to Know"

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It’s the Flu https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/its-the-flu/ https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/its-the-flu/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:00:13 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2244 Tis the season for all things warm and cozy. Holiday preparations are ongoing and there is a festivity bubbling under the surface even in mundane daily activities. But with all the family gatherings and celebrations, it is also the season of illness. Although the seasonal flu may not be knocking at your door yet, it … Continue reading "It’s the Flu"

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Postpartum Depression https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/postpartum-depression/ https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/postpartum-depression/#respond Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:00:29 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2236 You’ve spent the last nine months preparing for your new bundle of joy. Juggling work or other kids. Keeping up with your daily responsibilities all while managing the extras that come with growing another human. It’s a lot to take in. Now you’ve brought home your baby. By all accounts, you are supposed to be … Continue reading "Postpartum Depression"

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It’s A Virus https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/its-a-virus/ https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/its-a-virus/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:49:22 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2230 “It’s a virus.” We all love this answer (NOT!). When your kid is sick for the up-teenth day and you are starting to feel the heat at work, what you really want when you bring your kid to the doctor is for it all to go away. We’ve all been there. It’s hard to keep … Continue reading "It’s A Virus"

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Cold and Flu Survival Guide https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/cold-and-flu-survival-guide/ https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/cold-and-flu-survival-guide/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:54:41 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2223 It’s that time of year. Viruses and colds everywhere. This time of year can be a source of frustration with sick kids and hectic schedules. There is no way to make these unwelcome house guests exit your home any more quickly, but there are things we can do to make your kid more comfortable. Is … Continue reading "Cold and Flu Survival Guide"

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The Talk: how and when to get the conversation started https://thepediatricninja.com/parenting/the-talk/ https://thepediatricninja.com/parenting/the-talk/#comments Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:21:42 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2206 The Talk…it is a dreaded part of parenting for many. We spend a LOT of time worrying about how to introduce topics about sex and how our bodies work. But in reality, it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Our kids are curious and real questions deserve real (but age appropriate) answers. Keep reading … Continue reading "The Talk: how and when to get the conversation started"

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Too Much Halloween Candy? What to do with the extras https://thepediatricninja.com/general/halloween-candy-extras/ https://thepediatricninja.com/general/halloween-candy-extras/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:48:46 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2199 Halloween is over for another year. And along with it, all the trunk-or-treating, fall festival, zombie hunting, and pumpkin patch fun. If you are left with gobs of candy that you don’t know what to do with, read on for ideas on what to do with all that extra Halloween candy. Take out all the … Continue reading "Too Much Halloween Candy? What to do with the extras"

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Mental Health in Your Kids https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/kids-mental-health/ https://thepediatricninja.com/health-issues/kids-mental-health/#respond Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:54:57 +0000 https://thepediatricninja.com/?p=2194 We often worry about our children’s physical health. Are they sick? Do they get sick too often? Are they growing well? But sometimes, it is what we can’t see that is more concerning. What about your child’s mental health? Have you checked in with them lately? How is their inner world doing? How Was Your … Continue reading "Mental Health in Your Kids"

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