Daily Archives: 20/09/2012

raising your clild’s self esteem

The way that a child sees him- or herself depends on messages from others, especially parents. A child is not born with a self image. A self image is learned through experiences beginning from birth. Self-esteem is how people think and feel about themselves. Children with high self-esteem tend to be more productive, adventuresome, and […]

breath holding spells

A breath-holding spell is an episode in which the child stops breathing involuntarily and loses consciousness for a short period immediately after a frightening or emotionally upsetting event or after a painful experience. Breath-holding spells occur in 5% of otherwise healthy children. They usually begin in the first year of life and peak at age […]

When should I call my child’s healthcare provider?

During the first 2 years of a child’s life, most parents feel uncomfortable and inadequate in determining how sick their child is during a cold or other infection. Since the child can’t talk, he or she can’t help much with the diagnosis. How sick your child looks or acts is much more relevant than the […]

Asperger syndrome

Language: English What is Asperger syndrome? Asperger syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder. Children who have it do not develop normally in several basic areas: They behave oddly at times and have trouble with social skills. They may not want to interact with others or may have trouble doing so. They may not be able […]