• Vaping is Not a Safe Alternative…

    A new study by the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) reveals that vaping is not a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes.  There were two important findings.  First, vaping, with or…

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  • In The News: Playground Accidents

    A new study found that toddlers are prone to leg fractures when sitting in their parents lap while using a slide.  The inciting accident usually occurs when a child’s foot…

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  • Positivity A Real Indicator of Academic Success…

    A recent study by researchers at Stanford concluded that a positive attitude is as important as IQ as a predictor of academic success.  The researchers demonstrated that a positive attitude…

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  • The Phone Contract

    When I talk to parents of pre-teens, the conversation inevitably turns to the question of when their children should have their own cell phones. It is crucial to handle this “pre-phone…

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  • A Positive Food Environment Makes for Healthier Eaters

    For years, nutritionists have emphasized the importance of fostering a happy meal time environment to help children become better eaters.  A small study out of University of Illinois described that…

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  • Good parents don’t make good kids; Good kids make good parents!

    I will always remember this one line from a professor during my pediatric training.  As she was closing her lecture, she told us, “Good parents do not make good kids;…

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  • The Relative Age Effect

    An interesting study from Finland describes that children who receive a diagnosis of ADHD between 7 and 9 years old  are more likely to have a birthday from September to…

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  • Teaching Grit

    Grit–A Predictor of Future Success Jill Ceder LCSW, a therapist who works closely with Premier Pediatrics, wrote this excellent article on how to teach grit.  She outlines a number of…

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  • Designated Watchers

    Recent evidence shows that there has been a rise in the number of injuries on the playground and near-drownings at the beach related to caregivers being distracted by their cellphones. …

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  • Sleeping Habits

    Last Tuesday, Natalie Barnett PhD, a sleep expert from Seven Oaks Sleep, joined a number of Premier parents to talk about establishing excellent sleeping habits. I would like to share…

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  • Keeping Young Children Safe on the Streets of New York

    A wise teacher forwarded me these excellent words of advice for keeping young school age children safe on the streets of New York.   I would have a serious but fun…

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  • Video in Kids Rooms Linked To Poorer Health Outcomes

    A recent study confirmed the commonly held belief that the presence of television and video games in a child’s room is linked to poorer health outcomes such as obesity, addiction,…

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  • What You May Not Have Known About The Flu

    A new study from England points out that children with a sibling are “more than twice as likely to be hospitalized with the flu” when compared to children without a…

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  • How to Share Bad News with Kids

    We are raising children in a world where social media makes it  difficult to filter the news.  It is important for parents to have a strategy to help their children…

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  • Premier Pediatrics: The place for your family!

    Choosing a pediatrician is a big decision; after all, it’s the person who is going to be there helping, guiding, and partnering with you to raise your child. So, you’re…

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