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Pre-Schoolers and School-Age

  • A Primer for Preschooler Safety
    Your little ones can learn a lot about safety if you take some time to teach them. Here's an ABC that you and your children can recite together.
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
    ADHD is a behavior disorder marked by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    A child with autism appears to live in his or her own world, showing little interest in others and a lack of social awareness.
  • Biting
    Young children may bite others out of frustration or stress, or because they feel powerless. Infants and toddlers often bite as a way of exploring their world.
  • Encopresis (Holding Bowel Movements)
    Encopresis can develop from long-term constipation. Once a child becomes constipated, he or she may avoid using the bathroom because of discomfort. Stool can become impacted and unable to move forward.
  • Growing Up Short or Heavy Can Be Difficult
    When children believe they are different in some way, they feel bad. Whether because of their height or some other characteristic, they are going to be aware of differences.
  • Kyphosis
    Kyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine. It is a type of spinal deformity and should not be confused with poor posture.
  • Learning Disorders
    Learning disorders are sometimes called learning disabilities. Most children with learning disorders have normal intelligence, but they have difficulty with reading, math, or another academic area.
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Children with ODD may refuse to follow commands or requests made by parents, teachers, or other adults.
  • Preparing Your Child for Sleep-Away Camp
    Before making a decision on a camp, though, you should consider what kind of camping experience will benefit both your child and family.
  • School Refusal
    School phobia can be seen in young children going to school for the first time, in older children who fear a bully or mean teacher, and in children who are anxious about leaving their parents.
  • Scoliosis in Children
    Detailed information on scoliosis, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Stuttering
    Stuttering may occur in a child with normal developmental speech problems who is pressured to speak better. The child's struggle to improve speech actually makes the problem worse.
  • Thumb Sucking
    Thumb sucking is normal in infants and young children. It shouldn't cause any permanent problems if your child stops by age 5.
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Autism spectrum disorders, which include autistic disorder, affect children in different ways. Some children have mild symptoms, others have severe limitations.