Author: PediatricCare of Northern VA

Immediate Care For A Child’s Asthma Attack

It can be difficult to ascertain if your very young child has asthma, so it’s important to watch for symptoms, note when they occur, and report those to PediatriCare of Northern Virginia. An asthma attack in a young child can be quite frightening, and the immediate care for a child’s asthma attack can prevent a life threatening situation. 

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Prioritizing Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellness

At no time in our history have our children been bombarded with as many distractions, fears, anxieties, and mixed messages than now. Parents can be overwhelmed with the multitude of issues that are involved with raising children like keeping them physically healthy and encouraging good learning habits. Added to those tasks, a parent must also focus on prioritizing their child’s mental health and wellness. In today’s world that can seem an insurmountable task, but it can be accomplished with the right tools.

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5 Speech Therapy Techniques to Try at Home with Your Child

If you find that your little one is having trouble communicating, there are many ways you can assist your child in developing better skills. You understand the importance of language, articulation, and comprehension and their value in successful interactions. As a result, you can choose to work with a professional speech pathologist, or you can try 5 speech therapy techniques at home with your child, or you can do both!

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8 Great Habits For Kids To Have Early In Life

Most parents are well aware that telling children what to do and how to act is far less effective than showing them what to do and how to act. Teaching children what is a good habit early in life works best when the habit or behavior is modeled by the parents themselves.

Whether the child is 3 or 13, kids look to their parents for guidance, so consider these 8 great habits for kids to develop early in life.

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How to Help Your Child on the Topic of Weight Loss

As adults we find it pretty difficult to talk about weight loss with a best friend or close relative.  Should you say something to encourage them to drop a few pounds, or should you say nothing? How exactly can you help, or should you even try? Now imagine this is your own child. How to help your child on the topic of weight loss is like walking a tightrope, but we have a few tips to help you keep your balance when approaching this tricky subject.

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COVID-19 Update

To our patient families,

In light of the current concern about decreasing the spread of coronavirus, our office is shifting our appointment scheduling routine.

Beginning March 17, we will perform all routine well care and visits involving non-illness in our office throughout the morning. No sick visits will be scheduled during this time. We will schedule all sick appointments involving fevers, coughs, colds, earaches, sore throats, rashes, etc.… only during the afternoon hours. We have suspended all walk in visits during this time. 

Please note that we have instituted strict sanitizing procedures for all exam rooms and waiting areas throughout the day as well as a general sanitation at the end of the business day.

We appreciate your cooperation in making these accommodations when you schedule an appointment in the foreseeable future.

VDH Public Helpline for COVID-19: (877) 275-8343

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