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How to talk to your kids about Ebola

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  Child psychologist Georgette Constantinou shares these tips for parents who want to ease their children’s concerns about the Ebola virus: Keep calm while discussing this topic with your children and use age appropriate language. Listen to them and gauge what they are hearing and are worried about, and acknowledge their fears. Reassure them that […]

The gray area of disciplining children

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As child abuse allegations continue to make front-page news, WAKR’S Ray Horner recently spoke with pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt, director of outpatient therapy centers at Akron Children’s Hospital, about discipline techniques and positive parenting. “Many people do what they were taught…and if that [spanking] is what you learned and experienced, it puts you in a […]

Make the most of a child’s “extra” time (VIDEO)

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Extracurricular activities can provide children with fond memories and learning experiences that may shape their lives for many years to come. In this video, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt discusses the role parents can play in ensuring a healthy balance in the amount and type of these activities.

Promising food allergy treatments for children on the horizon

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Researchers are testing promising new treatments for food allergies. A recent article on NBCNews.com points to 2 treatments that are desensitizing children who suffer from common food allergies and giving them the chance to taste foods that once would have sent them straight to the hospital.

Immunization is the key to preventing measles (Video)

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Once considered eradicated from the United States, the familiar red rash associated with measles has made a comeback as immunization levels have dropped in some areas of the country.

In this video, pediatrician Carrie Bohenick discusses the rash and other symptoms of this potentially-dangerous viral disease, as well as the role of immunizations in preventing its spread.

Mumps are anything but swell (VIDEO)

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Although vaccines have nearly eliminated this once common childhood disease in the U.S., mumps is still a concern throughout much of the undeveloped world, and has had several recent outbreaks stateside.