How to keep children at ease at the doctor’s office

Although your children visit their pediatrician’s office for lots of reasons, including well-child appointments, what they likely remember the most are the painful trips: the shots, the illnesses, the medicines. That’s why it’s not surprising that many children build up an anxiety to doctor visits in general. Even if your child has never been ill, [...]

How we reacted to our daughter’s devastating diagnosis

October 1999 Emily was just over 15 months old when we finally received her diagnosis. Our daughter has  Cri du Chat syndrome We learned about Emily’s diagnosis a week before meeting with the genetic team. Back in 1999, our internet was painfully slow and  there wasn't much information available.  What we managed to find was [...]

How to choose a pediatrician

Pediatricians care for children from infancy through age 21 or so. With all of the developmental changes happening during those years, it’s important to learn how to choose a pediatrician. It’s a very important decision. If you're not sure where to start, don't worry. Here are some tips to help you in your search.   [...]