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inhalersFall is rapidly approaching and now is the time to reevaluate our child's asthma management. With school come colds, exposure to allergens, and sports. These, combined with cold weather, are unfortunate triggers of asthma attacks. The management of asthma, however, is relatively simple, but there still remains a lot of confusion regarding the details. Here are a few pointers and reminders about asthma.

A-new-research-claims-the-logos-of-companies-like-McDonalds-Pizza-Hut-and-Burger-King-are-branded-on-the-youngsters-brains"How can my child be overweight?"

A lot of parents are surprised when I inform them that their children are overweight and are categorically obese. Many parents are shocked and defensive on this subject. This is a very touchy subject, and I understand the difficulties with self esteem and bullying regarding a child's weight, but the fact remains, many of our children are overweight and it is up to us parents to accept this and move on to help.

2267178231 8174221ca7Your Child's Internet Saturation - It's Time to Engage!

TV, cable, movies, laptops, desktops, iPhones, iPads, iPods, XBox, WII, YouTube, texting!

World of Warcraft, Minecraft, Call of Duty - Black Ops, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed...

etc., etc., etc.

adhdDr. Bell's Guide for Homework Success for Children with ADHD:

I see many children who take ADHD stimulants to help with attention and school performance. Pills, however, are not the only answer. Once at home, a common problem for these children is the ease of distraction, flitting and flying from one stimulation to the next. Children with ADHD are often easily distracted, losing direction with homework, and lacking guidance for their evening hours.

IMG 0010My wife keeps asking me, "Why do you want to write in a blog?"

Well, I'm still trying to explain it to her, but it boils down to my desire to connect further with my patients and their parents more than during our short conversations in the office. On this site I hope to continue discussions about discipline, ADHD, childhood development, obesity, healthy living, and more. Here I might be able to expand upon and better explain what I was rambling on about in the office. I will be writing mainly for my patients at Fairview Pediatrics, but hope that this site will help parents of other children, too.