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6 Questions Parents Should Really Be Asking Pediatricians

What are the important questions to ask your pediatrician when you take your child for a checkup?

Claire McCarthy, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, wishes parents would ask her these important questions:

  • How can I be sure my child is getting a healthy diet and exercising enough?
  • How can I nurture my child, and be sure he or she feels loved?
  • How can I play with my child — and be sure he or she is getting enough playtime and downtime?
  • How can I teach my child to be polite, respectful and kind?
  • How can I help my child be interested in learning — and in exploring the world around him?
  • How can I best support and encourage my child?

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