Pediatric Care

Breastfeeding Tips

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Week With Us

August 1-7 is National Breastfeeding Week in the U.S. According to the CDC, 77% of infants were breastfeeding as of 2013, and 49% of those were still breastfeeding at six months. Still, many infants aren’t breastfed as long as doctors recommend. At Pediatric Associates of Franklin, we want to encourage breastfeeding and answer your most

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Happy and Healthy at Home Contest

We want to know what our families are doing at home to stay happy and healthy! Post a comment, photo or video at the top of our Facebook page (where it says ‘write a post’) letting us know what you’re doing that’s fun and include the hashtag #PAFStrong for a chance to WIN a $100

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Sports Safety

Spring Sports Safety Tips for Kids

After a long winter, spring has finally arrived, and that means your kids can get outside and stay active in spring sports! As always, sports safety is a top priority when enrolling your children in athletic activities. Spring sports, like tennis, baseball, soccer, and track and field, require specialized safety precautions. This spring, make sure

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Spring Break Safety Tips

Spring Break Safety for Kids

Spring break is coming up, and kids always find ways to get rid of pent up winter energy. The holiday can be relaxing for everyone, however, taking basic precautions reduces the risk of injury. Here are a few tips to help plan for a safe holiday: Protect against the sun Nothing ruins a beach day

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Ear Infection Franklin

A Parent’s Guide to Ear Infections

Ear infections in children can be troubling experiences for parents, especially when they occur frequently. They’re also the most common reason children are prescribed antibiotics. Understanding what causes ear infections, how to detect them, and what can be done to cure or prevent them is essential knowledge for every parent. What Causes Ear Infections Ear

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Holiday Travel Franklin TN

Safe Journeys: Safety Tips for the Holiday Traveler

The holidays are here, and with them, many families are packing the car and hitting the road. Unfortunately, for every driver on the road, there’s an increase in safety risks. That, coupled with the inclement weather we begin to see this time of year, means families should be extra cautious. Here are a few holiday

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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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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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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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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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Testimonials

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IS YOUR CHILD
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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