An essential part of comprehensive child care is monitoring and assistance with your child’s development. We will assess your child’s developmental status at each checkup. We are happy to discuss our ideas to help your child develop into a happy, healthy adult.
If you have a behavioral or developmental concern, please call the clinic to arrange a consultation with one of our providers. For some visits, one of our nurses will contact you in advance to help coordinate the visit.
Suggested Reading for Parents
There are many books available that deal with child development, behavior and school problems. We urge you to educate yourself about these matters, as being informed will better help you to assist your children in these areas. Your pediatrician can help you with these problems, steering you to additional professional help when needed and providing you with suggestions for reading.
- Mom's House, Dad's House, by Isolina Ricci, 1997. A good guidebook for parents to help children cope with divorce.
- 1-2-3 Magic, by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., 2003. A valuable resource describing effective discipline techniques for children from age 2-12.
- Learning Disabilities: A Family Affair, by Betty Osman, Warner Books, 1979. An excellent, readable discussion of learning disabilities and the things a family can do to assist their learning-disabled child.
- Taking Charge of ADHD, by Russell A. Barkley, PhD., Guilford Press, 1995.A comprehensive authoritative resource for parents of ADHD children, written by one of the leading ADHD researchers.
- Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, 1997. A thoughtful examination of parent-child relationships.
- Understanding Your Child's Temperament, William Carey, MD, 2004. A way to look at your child's behavioral styles and how that impacts your parenting approach.
- Quirky Kids: Understanding Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In-When to Worry and When Not to Worry, Perri Klass, MD and Eileen Costello, MD, 2004. For those kids who are slightly "different", a practical guide to diagnosis, treatment and education.
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child, Marc Weissbluth, MD, 1999. From a leading pediatric sleep researcher, a good look at sleep habits and how to teach your baby/child to sleep well.
- Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development, T. Berry Brazleton, MD, 1992. A guide to childhood behavior based on normal developmental milestones.
- Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, Ellyn Satter, 2000. Nutrition and mealtime answers to develop lifelong good eating habits.
- Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, by the American Academy of Pediatrics
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