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6 Reasons Routine Well Child Visits Benefit Your Child

Mother and Son at table

Did you know that school aged kids and teens benefit from well child care too?  Visits with a pediatric provider when your children are healthy are just as important as visits when they are sick.  Here are 6 reasons why these visits are important and will benefit your child: Growth – Anyone who has recently … continue reading

10 Activities Near Billings for Children with Special Needs

As pediatricians, we spend a good amount of each well child visit talking about how important exercise is.  We try to share tips on how to get your kids outside and away from the oh-so-enticing phone/TV/computer screens.  To really drive the point home, every exam room in our clinic has a poster about the 5 … continue reading

4 things your tween needs to know about puberty but is too afraid to ask

Girls tend to hold the spotlight on adolescent hormonal angst, but sometimes boys go through the pubertal stage just as dramatically.  For many boys, puberty occurs rather suddenly and when changes do occur, they seem to happen all at once. In some instances, a boy will come back from summer break 6 inches taller and … continue reading

The 4 goals of misbehavior

Children want to feel like they belong and are accepted. Misbehavior can be a sign that a child needs attention and will do anything to get it. More about understanding your child’s behavior and the four goals of misbehavior in my final parenting Vlog:  

Teaching and Guiding vs Discipline

Teaching and guiding is about developing your child’s morals, values, rules and standards for acceptable behavior. Discipline, in the teaching and guiding sense, helps your child learn right from wrong and learn to trust. More about discipline in my Vlog here:

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