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Posted by: Emily Decker, MD on Dec 13, 2019


If you’re a parent, I don’t need to tell you how fast children grow – physically and emotionally. And your questions and concerns grow right along with them. This is why well child visits are so important.

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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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Practicing Positive Discipline

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 Read More

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Back to School: How to Get Your Kids Ready for the Year Ahead

Aug 07, 2018

Summer has flown by and, seemingly out of nowhere, it’s time to prepare the kids to head back to school – a transition that can be tough on caregivers and kids, alike. Read More

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First Shoes: Choosing the Right Pair for Your Child

Feb 08, 2018

Parenting is full of wonderful moments, but it can also include a fair share of frustrations. One of those frustrations can be finding the right shoes for your toddler. However, you can follow some simple rules to make your child’s journey to walking a better experience. Read More

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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

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