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Top 5 Pregnancy Myths, Busted

Plus three recipes you can share with all the people giving you advice.

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Pediatrics to Primary Care: Transition Tips for Parents

Young adults face numerous life changes and challenges as they prepare for adulthood (or “adulting” as they’d say). Learning how to cook and clean, do the laundry, get an oil change or run an errand at the store, adolescents pick up a significant amount of skills at this age, but one bit of education that

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How to Raise Confident, Flexible Kids

Parents have been asking what it takes to ensure they do a good job parenting their children - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, provides advices on how to build resiliency in your child.

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Parent Stress During the Pandemic

Dealing with COVID-19 on an ongoing basis can be stressful and a high-stress environment has been associated with an increased risk of domestic violence and child abuse. Here are some tips to make your home as stress-free as possible for you and your children.

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Disciplining Children

Lewis First, MD provides advice to parents on the best practices for disciplining their young children and teaching them right from wrong.

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Taking Your Child to the Movies for the First Time

Lewis First, MD sheds some “lights, camera, and action” on how to determine when your toddler or preschooler is ready to go to the movies and how to prepare them in advance.

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Providers Improving Care Conversations, Especially With Children

Innovative communication workshops enhance pediatric care and family experience to ensure patients and families feel seen and heard.

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Timna’s Story: Raising a Transgender Child

From a young age, our daughter told us in different ways that she was going to need something special to grow into the person she was destined to be. It took time for us all to develop the language we needed to understand that journey. Read Timna's story.

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Taking a New Baby Out in Public

Parents of new infants often worry about when is the right time to take their newborn baby out into public places. Lewis First, MD goes public on this one and provides some information on the topic.

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Transitioning Your Teen's Care

Lewis First, MD provides parents with advice on the best time to transition their teen from a pediatrician to an adult physician, along with tips for making it a smooth transition.

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Why Do We Sneeze?

Why is my child sneezing so much? Is it good or bad? Lewis First, MD says there is nothing to sneeze at when it comes to having a better understanding of why your child sneezes.

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Driving Home Some Tips on Car Seat Safety

Parents have been driving up to me with questions about new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding car seats. One question I get asked is, just how long should a child be placed rear-facing? 3 Types of Car Seats There are three basic types of car seats, rear-facing, convertible, and booster seats. Choosing

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Benefits of Child Care

National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day Parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers have been eager to ask me questions about the benefits of child care. May 10 is National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day, so I’ll provide information on the benefits of high-quality child care. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently came out with a

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Detecting the Signs of Child Abuse

April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month. Lewis First, MD takes this opportunity to share information on the signs of child abuse and what your role is in reporting suspected child abuse.

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Motherhood and Marijuana

With the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in Vermont and other states, I thought this week I would smoke out some concerns about its use in pregnant mothers, and mothers who breastfeed. Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a clinical report on the implications for infants and children of marijuana

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