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  • Tonsils and the Adenoid

    The hospital may have a special program to help you and your child get familiar with the hospital and the surgery. If the hospital allows, try to stay with your child during the entire hospital visit. Let your child know you'll be nearby during the entire operation. Your pediatrician can also help you

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  • Toilet Training

    Teaching your child how to use the toilet takes time and patience. Each child learns to use the toilet in his or her own time. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help guide you and your child through the process.

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  • Tobacco: Straight Talk for Teens

    Did you know that about 80% of teens in the United States don't smoke? They've made a healthy choice.

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  • Tips for Parents of Adolescents

    Most importantly, let your teen know that he or she can talk with you and his or her doctor about dating and relationships. Offer your guidance throughout this important stage in your teen's life.

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  • Tips for Healthy Families: More and Less

    According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Americans are not getting enough potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D in their diets and consume too much sugar, sodium (salt), and fat. Here are tips to help you and your family make more healthy choices and less unhealthy choices. Start

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  • Tips for Getting Your Children to Wear Bicycle Helmets

    Have your children wear helmets as soon as they start to ride tricycles and if they are a passenger on the back of an adult's bike. If they learn to wear helmets whenever they ride tricycles and bikes, it becomes a habit for a lifetime. It's never too late, however, to get your children into helmets.

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  • Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

    The good news is that most children stop their sucking habits before they get very far in school. This is because of peer pressure. While your child might still use sucking as a way of going to sleep or calming down when upset, this is usually

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  • Thrush (Candidiasis)

    A yeast infection predominately produced by Candida albicans organisms causing mouth infections in young infants

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  • The Use and Abuse of Psychostimulant Medication: Tips for Parents and Teens
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  • The Risks of Tobacco Use

    Many people think that the only people harmed by tobacco use are smokers who have smoked for a long time. The fact is that tobacco use can be harmful to everyone. This includes unborn babies and people who don’t smoke.

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  • The Female Athlete Triad (Care of the Young Athlete)

    Female athlete triad refers to the combination of 3 medical conditions—eating problems, menstrual problems, and weak bones—seen in competitive female athletes. Prevention of the female athlete triad is important because it can interfere with normal

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  • The Child as a Passenger on an Adult's Bicycle

    A young passenger on an adult's bike makes the bike unstable and increases the braking time.

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  • Testing Your Teen for Illicit Drugs: Information for Parents

    Remember that your teen’s doctor can help assess whether your teen has a drug problem and a laboratory test is not always needed. However, if a drug test is recommended, your teen should know about it. The American Academy of Pediatrics opposes drug tests without a teen’s knowledge and consent.

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  • Temper Tantrums: A Normal Part of Growing Up

    It's hard for young children to hold strong feelings inside. When they feel frustrated or angry, they often cry, scream, or stomp up and down. This is a temper tantrum. Temper tantrums are a normal part of your child's development. They usually begin around age 12 to 18 months, get worse between 2 and

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  • Temper Tantrums

    It's hard for a young child to hold strong feelings inside. Young children often cry, scream, or stomp up and down when they are upset. As a parent, you may feel angry, helpless, or ashamed.

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  • Teens and Tobacco

    One-third of all new smokers will die from diseases linked to smoking. And nearly 90% of all smokers started when they were teens.

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