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Pediatric News for 2/8/13

9 Feb


‘Buzzy’ Device Reduces Pain and Anxiety For Kids Getting Shots At Hospital

This looks really interesting and the science behind it actually makes sense.  Cost is $40.

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

An excerpt:

What worry me most are the examples of overparenting that have the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine an education in independence. According to the the authors, parents guilty of this kind of overparenting “take their child’s perception as truth, regardless of the facts,” and are “quick to believe their child over the adult and deny the possibility that their child was at fault or would even do something of that nature.”

This is what we teachers see most often: what the authors term “high responsiveness and low demandingness” parents.” These parents are highly responsive to the perceived needs and issues of their children, and don’t give their children the chance to solve their own problems. These parents “rush to school at the whim of a phone call from their child to deliver items such as forgotten lunches, forgotten assignments, forgotten uniforms” and “demand better grades on the final semester reports or threaten withdrawal from school.”

5 Signs of Bad Nutrition Advice

From the Cleveland Clinic

  1. There’s no science involved
  2. A food is promised as a “cure”
  3. Your expert lacks credentials
  4. Someone tells you to eliminate a whole food group
  5. A diet plan involves selling food and supplements-with no education


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