Pediatric Care

Thanksgiving Franklin TN

Helping Kids Be Thankful on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly and is a time to be thankful for the advantages we have in our daily lives. To many adults, this comes easily, even naturally. Children, on the other hand, may have a harder time understanding the meaning behind being thankful. There are a few behaviors you can instill in kids to

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Halloween Safety Kids Franklin, TN

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids!

Follow these tips to make sure you have a fun and safe Halloween! Make sure a parent knows you are going and that there is a parent along to guide the way for younger kids. There is safety in numbers. Go in groups. Know what route you are taking and stay in a neighborhood you

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Down syndrome

Twelve Facts for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month; its purpose is to raise public awareness of this common disorder and advocate for acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. In honor of the month, here are 12 facts about Down syndrome you may not know: Down syndrome is named for Dr. John Langdon Down, who wrote

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Allergies Brentwood - Franklin, TN

Dealing with Children’s Fall Allergies

Summer is over and school has started – and you may have noticed your kids coughing and sneezing up a storm. Don’t panic; they’re most likely experiencing simple fall allergies. While spring is most commonly associated with hay fever and pollen allergies, the same problems are carried into the fall months. As much as your

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ADHD Franklin

Facing the New School Year with ADHD

During the summer, kids can stay up late, sleep in, and spend hours running around outside. There’s no need to sit still and no schedules to follow. But all that changes as families transition back into school routines. A new school year can be especially difficult for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). New teachers, new

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HPV Franklin TN

Put HPV Cancer Prevention on Your Back-to- School Checklist!

By Kristin Vollrath, FP-Board Certified The start of a new school-year is a busy time, but also great yearly reminder that preventive health measures are due. One important way our clinic partners with families to protect future health is through the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine – a safe, effective, and routine vaccination which prevents many

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Kindergarten Tips

Make a Family Plan for Kindergarten Readiness

By Katherine R. Harrison, CPNP Kindergarten readiness is simply the next step to school readiness which will eventually lead to career and life readiness. No wonder parents put themselves under so much pressure! The reality is that readiness has less to do with facts and figures and more to do with active engagement and attitudes

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Back To School

5 Great Tips for Back to School

While there’s still plenty of summer left, school will start before we know it. Some start as early as the first week in August, so it’s crucial to get your family prepared now. The more prepared you feel, the easier the transition will be for everyone. Set the Clock Summer vacation usually means a breakdown

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UV SAFETY

UV Safety for Your Children

Summer is here, and the ultraviolet rays are shining brightly. It is important to remember that UV light poses danger to you and your family. Here is a guide to the different types of UV light and ways to keep your family protected from them. UVA UVA is a type of long-wave UV light that

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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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SICK?

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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