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Posted by: John Ackerman, PhD , Amberle Prater, PhD, LPCC on Feb 14, 2019

As parents, it can be upsetting and confusing to see children intentionally hurting each other physically or emotionally. While steps are rightfully taken to support the child who was bullied, the bully’s behavior is usually met with anger and punishment. However, the presence of bullying behaviors may actually be a sign that help is needed.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Navigating Teen Relationships in a Digital World

Feb 05, 2019

If you are the parent of a teenager, you likely know that they spend a lot of time using technology – whether it’s a cell phone, tablet or laptop. With calling, texting, internet browsing, games, social media apps and dating apps at your teens’ fingertips, it becomes difficult for parents to monitor digital behaviors. Read More

Cochlear Implants

What Are Cochlear Implants and How Do They Help a Child’s Hearing?

Jan 31, 2019

What is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is a device implanted into the inner ear to directly stimulate the hearing nerve. Cochlear implants may be needed when hearing aids no longer work for a child. Read More

Eighth Grade

Why Every Parent Needs to See the Movie Eighth Grade

Jan 29, 2019

Eighth Grade tells the story of Kayla Day, a quiet, nervous, 13-year-old, played beautifully by Elsie Fisher. It turns out, not much has changed since I was an eighth-grader, other than a few decades and an elephant in the room called social media. Read More

Bath Safety

Scrub a Dub Dub: Keeping Kids Safe in the Bathtub

Jan 24, 2019

Bath time is a great time to develop a routine as well as bond and play with your infant or toddler. Most children love to play in the water, sing songs and play with bath toys. While bath time can be a time for bonding, it is also important for parents and caregivers to make safety a priority. Read More

Healthy Weight and Sleep

Catching Zzzs: The Importance of Sleep in Managing a Child's Weight

Jan 22, 2019

Certain body functions related to growth and metabolism have a rhythm that are established by the sleep-wake cycle. When we don’t sleep long enough or maintain a sleep routine, these rhythms are disrupted. This can lead to changes in appetite, exercise stamina and eventually weight gain. Read More

Emotional Identification

Using Emotional Language: How to Talk to Your Kids About Feelings

Jan 17, 2019

Talking about feelings sounds simple, but can actually be quite difficult. We often assume this skill will develop naturally; however, many children need a lot of practice to grow comfortable talking about how they feel, especially in the moment. Read More

Delayed Puberty

Why Hasn’t My Child Hit Puberty?

Jan 15, 2019

When your child doesn’t ‘hit puberty’ at the expected time, he or she may have delayed puberty. This means their body hasn’t started to mature in terms of sexual development at the typical age. Read More

Music for Good Health

Get in Rhythm! Music is Good for Your Child’s Health!

Jan 10, 2019

Many people enjoy music, but did you know that it can be good for your health? While many of us feel the positive effects of music, neuroscience and music psychology help us understand how music can improve wellness. Read More