Kids Safety

Beach Safety

Beach Vacation Safety Tips

Vacations are great for getting away from the stresses of everyday life to relax. What better place to do that than the beach? Beaches are a fun idea for getting in some exercise and soaking up the sun’s vitamin D, but you don’t want your fun in the sun to be ruined by unpreparedness. If

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Swimmers Ear

How to Avoid Swimmer’s Ear This Summer

When summer rolls around, we all want to head out to the water. An afternoon of swimming can be a remarkable relief on a hot day. If your children complain of pain in their ears afterwards, however, it’s time to see a doctor. Swimmer’s ear is a treatable but serious issue that plagues many people

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Water Safety

Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water This Summer

Summer is pool season, and most kids are looking forward to a few months splashing, swimming, and having fun. But before you let anyone in the pool, lake, or ocean, everyone needs a refresher course on water safety. Provide Swimming Supervision Although your child may be a strong swimmer, never let a kid of any

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Prom Safety

Prom Safety

For parents everywhere, prom night is a time of excitement and pride…followed by cold, unadulterated dread. We’ve all heard the statistics. Teenagers sneak flasks into the gym and get DUIs on their way home, or worse, get into car accidents. Poor lighting and foggy dance venues may create vulnerable situations and opportunities for assaults. As

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Vaping Dangers Franklin TN

Four Dangers of Teen Vaping

In recent months, the US Surgeon General has named teen vaping an epidemic, citing the 11% of high school seniors that admit to vaping. It can be unsettling to find out that your own teen has tried vaping, but do you really know the dangers of vaping? Here’s a quick guide to refer to so

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Car Seat - Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Straight Talk on Car Seats

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in children ages 3 to 18. Properly used child safety seats (car seats and booster seats) as well as seat belts have been shown to reduce that risk dramatically. While there are laws in all 50 states dictating child safety seat (CSS) use, the laws aren’t

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Friendship Tips for Kids

Helping Kids Make Friends

It’s back-to-school season again, which means making new friends and adjusting to a different class environment. Whether your child is moving up with the same group of friends, joining a brand new class, or transferring schools this year, making friends can be difficult. To effectively help your child make friends at school requires a bit

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Tick Encounters

The TickEncounter Resource Center promotes tick-bite protection and tickborne disease prevention by engaging, educating, and empowering people to take action. TERC resources to help you learn and promote the most up-to-date, effective, tick-bite prevention techniques. TERC Resources: How to remove a tick Tick testing Tick Identification For more information, FAQs and resources, visit the TERS website

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CyberBullying Franklin TN

Cyberbullying

Article by Rolling Hills Hospital Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs through digital technology, such as social media, text messaging, or e-mail. Like other forms of bullying, it is distinguished by three elements. There is intent to harm another person The hurtful and aggressive behavior is repeated. There is a real or perceived imbalance of power

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What to do for choking baby

Emergency Tips for Choking

It is the goal of every parent to keep their children safe and happy. Most parents would go to great lengths to protect their children from harm, but, in some cases, it is unavoidable. Young children tend to have issues with chewing and swallowing as they develop those skills, so it is not uncommon for

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Visit our library to choose from over 100 symptoms and read more about managing your child’s illness. Our practice is focused on assisting families in the health and wellness of their children. We are available for consultation, prevention and treatment of the physical and emotional health concerns of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

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