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Age: Little Kids

A hot car death in our own community

This weekend I got a message that I had been dreading ever since I started at Dayton Children’s – and hoped I would never see. As part of Safe Kids Worldwide, I am alerted every time a child dies in … Continue reading

Are sports physicals and well-child checkup the same thing?

It’s that time of year again. Kids are all getting their sports physicals and camp physicals. Did you know this is not the same thing as the annual well child check? Many people think that the $40 exam and paperwork … Continue reading

Talking to kids about tragic events

Bad stuff happens. However, some events, such as the horrific death of a two-year-old at Walt Disney World, result in our hospital being contacted by the media regarding how to talk with kids about traumatic events. I say the same … Continue reading

Don’t treat your kids like little adults

I get lots of questions from parents who needlessly worry about their children’s normal behavior. Kids think, feel, and act in ways that are usually perfectly normal due to their age. 1. Kids make mistakes, lots of them. Children do … Continue reading

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