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Posted by: Farah W. Brink, MD on Dec 31, 2018


“Spanking was a common form of discipline in my home and my school. I got spanked all the time and look how I turned out – I have a successful career, a great marriage and three wonderful children.” Recent high-profile cases have raised to the media forefront the discussion of

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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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Bedwetting: 5 Common Reasons Why Children Wet the Bed

Feb 06, 2018

It may be an inconvenience for parents, but bedwetting is a common problem in children. Some children struggle to stay dry throughout the night from the day they are born and others are able to stay dry for several months, or years, and begin wetting the bed again. Read More

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Toxic Stress: How the Body's Response Can Harm a Child's Development

Jul 13, 2017

Stress that occurs continually, or is triggered by multiple sources, can take a toll on a child’s health. Toxic stress that children suffer not only shapes their emotional lives as adults, but also affects their physical health and longevity. Read More

Speech and Communication Development - Birth to 3 Years

May 22, 2017

Speech and language understanding is the foundation for developing expressive communication skills, but every child will develop communication in his or her own unique way. Following general milestones will help you see if your child is on the right track. Read More

Down Syndrome Awareness: Dispel the Misconceptions

Mar 21, 2017

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day to symbolize the third copy of the 21st chromosome in people with Down syndrome. Read More

Our Top 10 Posts of 2016

Dec 29, 2016

It is time, once again, to reflect on the last year and thank the many contributors to 700 Children’s (we added 57 new authors in 2016!) and the hundreds of thousands of readers who come here for informative, evidence-based content. Read More

What to Expect at Your Child's Well-Child Appointment

Dec 21, 2016

Kids grow up so quickly and because your child is growing at a fast pace, it’s important to keep an eye on their wellness each year. By scheduling a yearly well-child check, you’re ensuring your child’s health is assessed by a pediatrician you can trust. Read More

Why Crawling is Important for Your Baby

Nov 14, 2016

Crawling provides many great experiences for your child and helps develop and strengthen other areas. If you haven’t noticed your child beginning to creep or crawl by nine months, it may be time to follow up with your pediatrician or a physical therapist. Read More

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How Exposure to Domestic Violence Impacts Child Development

Oct 25, 2016

Domestic violence in the home affects more than just the immediate victim. If children are present to see and/or hear it, it takes a toll on their healthy, natural development unless they receive support to help them cope and heal. Read More