Ten Things Parents Should Know About Fever

A fever can cause anxiety for parents and be unpleasant for children. When is a fever dangerous and when is it not worrisome? It really depends on the age of the child, other associated symptoms, and how long it is lasting. Below are important facts to keep in mind when your child has a fever. …

Five Keys for Getting Young Children Hooked on Books

I know from personal experience that sharing a book with your child is not always magical. Especially when parents are busy and stressed, and when kids aren't used to looking at books. But that's when kids and parents need it most. Book-sharing has so many benefits, but it takes some practice to get the benefits. …

Why Parents Need Reading Aloud Just As Much as Their Kids

It was 2009, and I was a fresh new pediatric intern. My wife and I had just had our third child two weeks before my med school graduation and moved across the country, to a city where we knew no one, to begin my residency program with three children under the age of 4. We …

Your Child: The Owner’s Manual

Your Dish receiver. Your Toyota Sienna. Your blender. These are things that come with owners manuals. But what about your kids? Why don't those come with a manual? Or at least a couple of well-placed caution stickers like "Warning- Do Not Leave Alone With Markers" or "Do Not Toss In Air After Feeding Sweet Potatoes" …

Hello. This is your pediatrician blogging…

  Hello, I'm "Redrock KidDoc". Welcome to my blog. Chances are, if you are visiting this site you already know me, and maybe I am your kid's doctor. I am a busy Pediatrician, husband, father, mediocre soccer coach and amateur human. So why would I, a busy person, take the time to write a blog …