Surviving the Terrible Twos: Positive Discipline Tips for Parents

The “terrible twos” is a phase that most parents dread, but it’s also a normal stage of childhood development. As toddlers gain more independence and ability to communicate, challenging behaviors like tantrums, defiance, and meltdowns often arise. While this stage can be frustrating, there are positive discipline strategies to help guide your little one through […]

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Sick In The Summer: Common Summer Illnesses

Summer is often synonymous with fun in the sun, outdoor adventures, and vacations. However, amidst all the excitement, it’s essential to remember that the warm weather also brings with it a unique set of summer illnesses.  Common Summer Illnesses While we may associate illnesses more with the colder months, there are several common ailments that […]

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childhood obesity
Health Risks Of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a pressing global health concern that has garnered increasing attention in recent years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of childhood obesity has risen dramatically over the past few decades, with approximately 38 million children under the age of five being overweight or obese worldwide. This alarming trend poses […]

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8 Nutrition Tips For Kids

No matter their age, a healthy diet is important for your child. As a parent or guardian, there are a number of ways you can help them develop eating habits that set them up for a healthy, happy future and reduce the risk of a variety of health conditions. If you’re struggling with nutrition for […]

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How To Know When Your Child Needs Mental Health Support

There’s no doubt that, as a parent, you want the best for your child. While it may be difficult to spot when they could benefit from mental health support, there are some telltale signs you should look for. If your child shows any of the signs below, it’s a good idea to reach out to […]

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baby's checkups
A Guide To Your Baby’s Checkups

As a new parent, you know your infant is growing and developing rapidly during his or her first few months after delivery. This may leave you wondering when you should be seeing your pediatrician for your baby’s checkups. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends to schedule your baby’s checkups at birth, 3 to 5 days […]

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7 Ways To Encourage A Healthier Lifestyle

As parents, one of our greatest desires is to see our children grow up healthy and happy. In today’s fast-paced world filled with distractions, it can sometimes be challenging to encourage healthier lifestyle habits. The good news is, children learn and imitate behaviors by watching and listening to others, meaning healthier lifestyle habits can be […]

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7 Tips to Get Involved in Family Fit Lifestyle Month

January is not just the start of a new year; it’s also Family Fit Lifestyle Month, a wonderful opportunity to kickstart a healthier and more active lifestyle together. Incorporating fitness into your family routine not only promotes physical well-being but also strengthens bonds and creates lasting memories.  At HealthPark Pediatrics, we encourage physical activity to […]

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A Fresh Start: 10 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Children in 2024

As the clock strikes midnight and we welcome the dawn of a new year, it’s not only a time for adults to set resolutions but also an excellent opportunity for kids to embrace the spirit of growth and self-improvement. Healthy New Year’s resolutions for children can be a fun and empowering way to instill positive […]

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How to Keep Summer Educational For Kids

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, parents often find themselves grappling with the challenge of keeping their kids engaged and learning during the break. However, summer doesn’t have to be a time of academic regression; instead, it can be a golden opportunity to foster a love for learning in a more relaxed […]

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