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Parenting Corner



Parenting Corner Blog
This blog is for parents interested in timely and relevant health information and practical tips for children, drawing on the expertise of pediatric specialists from Children’s National.

Recent Posts:



  Homemade versus Store-bought Purees for Infants
  Wednesday, September 16, 2015

 Bethany Skelton, CPNP-PC, a Nurse Practitioner with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates  Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill shares her insight on the pros and cons of feeding your baby  homemade or store-bought food.







  Understanding Your Child's Immunization Record
  Thursday, September 3, 2015

 Lauren Eagan, NP, a nurse practitioner with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy  Bottom/Capitol Hill, clarifies what you see on your child’s immunization record.














  Breastfeeding and Tongue-Tie Infants
  Monday, August 31, 2015

 Soleak Sim, MD, a pediatrician with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol  Hill, discusses tongue-tie in infants for new parents.







  Managing Your Child's Health Problems In School
  Friday, August 21, 2015

 Lauren Martin, MD, a pediatrician at Children’s Pediatrician’s & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol  Hill, gives tips for communicating your child’s health needs and medication information to his or  her school. 















  Keeping Your Baby Hydrated During Summer
  Wednesday, July 27, 2015

Jamie Hedman, MD, a pediatrician with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill, answers frequently asked questions on the safest ways to keep your baby hydrated during the hot summer months.




  A Guide to Your Child’s Feelings Using Pixar’s “Inside Out”
  Wednesday, July 24, 2015

Lauren Patton, PsyD, a child psychologist at Children’s National Health System, discusses children’s emotions using Pixar’s “Inside Out” as a guide.




  How to Safely Avoid Summer Bug Bites
  Thursday, July 21, 2015

Meagan Van Assche, NP, a pediatric nurse practitioner with Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill, shares recommendations for how you and your child can prevent getting bit by mosquitos and other itchy bugs this season.






  Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What Parents Need to Know
  Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lauren Martin, MD, a pediatrician from Children’s Pediatricians & Associates at Foggy Bottom/Capitol Hill, shares the signs and symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease, and what you should do if your child has it.












  How to Treat Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rashes
  Thursday, July 13, 2015

Scott Norton, MD, MPH, Division Chief of Dermatology at Children’s National, shares tips on how to identify and treat poison ivy and other rashes.






  Tips for Safely Celebrating the Fourth of July With Your Family
  Thursday, July 2, 2015

Leah Shoval, RN, BSN at Children’s Pediatricians & Associates Capitol Hill, shares some tips on how you and your family can safely celebrate the 4th of July this year.