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Here’s How To Effectively Talk To Your Kids About Depression

If a parent suffers from depression, it is important to talk to their child about it and not pretend that all is well and sweep the problem under the rug.

“Currently, more than 20 percent of children are living with at least one parent who has depression, according to Erica Messer, a pediatric psychologist at . . . → Read More: Here’s How To Effectively Talk To Your Kids About Depression

How Sick Is Too Sick To Go To School?

During the cold winter moths children sneeze and cough a lot, so it’s hard to know sometimes when to keep them home from school and when it’s ok to let them go.

As a general rule pediatricians recommend that if your child has fever, she should stay home.

“The most clear cut of all symptoms . . . → Read More: How Sick Is Too Sick To Go To School?

How to Know When a Child’s Flu Turns Serious

This year, we have had an especially intense flu season, and the usual advice for parents of having their children rest, drink plenty of fluids and stay home from school might not be enough. When should parents realize that the flu is turning into something more serious and that their child needs to see a . . . → Read More: How to Know When a Child’s Flu Turns Serious

Managing Head Trauma in Children

Head injuries in children scare everyone, from parents to doctors. What is to be done?

A recent study by neurosurgeons developed algorithms for deciding how to treat children with head injuries: “Essentially these algorithms ask doctors to check for a number of factors, according to the child’s age, which put children at higher risk of . . . → Read More: Managing Head Trauma in Children