Overall Health

Summer Illness

Common Summer Illnesses to Watch For

Summertime is a time of year when kids truly thrive. They are done with school, and they are ready to be kids. Summer means long days with endless possibilities – making friends, experiencing new activities and creating memories. While the benefits are many, there are some potential risks to look for when it comes to

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Sleeping in Bed With kids

When to Move Your Toddler to A “Big Kid Bed”

Recent data shows that as many as 24% of parents allow children to sleep in their beds for at least part of the night. Unfortunately, kids are hardwired to crave nighttime proximity to their parents for safety and connection, making new sleeping arrangements a potentially difficult transition. To help parents smoothly transition their child into

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Speech Delay Franklin TN

Speech Development in Kids

Language is something inherently human and one of the first things we learn in life during the early years of childhood. Speech and language take years to fully develop and the first years of a baby are marked by fulminant, exciting milestones. While these milestones are worthy of interest for any parent, each child is

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Oral Health Kids Franklin TN

Oral Health in Children

Oral health is an important aspect of health for all people. However, it is also more overlooked than many other areas of self-care. It can be especially neglected in children, as they often do not understand how serious and important oral health is. In fact, tooth decay is one of the most common health problems

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Staph Infection Kids

How to Treat Staph Infections in Kids

A staph infection is an infection caused by bacteria (staphylococcus) that lives naturally on our skin surfaces. Mostly, the bacteria live on our skin and are harmless. The problem arises when the skin is broken or cracked. When that happens, the bacteria can enter the wound and can cause an infection to occur. Signs and

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Kids GI Problems

GI Issues in Children

It’s not really unusual for kids to complain of tummy troubles of some kind throughout their lives. As a parent, it can be very difficult to determine when it’s just a simple stomachache or something more serious. Most symptoms are not dangerous at first but can cause bigger issues down the road if left untreated.

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ADHD Franklin TN

ADHD Awareness

Article by John Boye  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood condition. Children with ADHD have a difficult time paying attention and can be hyper. Sometimes this can interfere with their behaviors at home, at school and with friends. There is no single test to identify ADHD but having a conversation with your medical provider

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Chores For Kids Franklin TN

Age Appropriate Chores Your Kids Can Do

You have a large number of responsibilities around the house. Once your kids reach a certain age, it’s natural to begin wondering if re-assigning some of them could prove to not only relieve some of the pressure on you but help your kids develop essential skills. Fortunately, the majority of research – along with our

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Covid Anxiety

How to Help Kids With COVID-Related Anxiety

Families all over Williamson country are still working their way through monumental changes created by COVID-19. With changes in school reopenings and plans for remote learning, many children are worried about seeing their friends, changes in school routines, and more. Anxiety affects more than just adults – children and teens are just as much at

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Hearing Test Franklin TN

How to Manage Hearing Problems in Kids

Parents would move mountains to endure their kids are healthy and happy. The simple suspicion that something might be wrong with your little one can make you feel tremendous stress and uncertainty. But, before you get into panic mode, it’s essential to understand the underlying causes of the problem. Some parents notice that the child

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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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