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Scared? Stressed? Sad? Emotions can be overwhelming when faced with life-changing events like illness, death of a loved one or trauma, or even the ups and downs of daily life. For a young person, emotions are a relatively new experience and can be intense. Channeling these feelings can be tough and even viewed as something to avoid.Among other benefits, art journaling can help children and teens better understand their emotions... View Article

Jan 31 2016

The latest addition to the Kids Come First files comes from two physicians who recently found themselves on the other side of the stethoscope when their daughter needed comprehensive care from a team of pediatric immunology experts. Dear Dr. Rubin, One of the burdens of your job must be to receive complaints and critiques regarding organizational problems and patient care concerns. Thankfully, this letter contains neither. Rather, we are writing... View Article

Jan 25 2016

The latest addition to the Kids Come First files comes from two physicians who recently found themselves on the other side of the stethoscope when their daughter needed comprehensive care from a team of pediatric immunology experts. Dear Dr. Rubin, One of the burdens of your job must be to receive complaints and critiques regarding organizational problems and patient care concerns. Thankfully, this letter contains neither. Rather, we are writing... View Article

Jan 25 2016

The start of a new year is a natural time to renew – or start – healthy habits, and here’s one that affects many aspects of a child’s life: positive parent-child communication. How adults interact with children is so important in showing children they matter and are loved. Teaching children they are cared for and appreciated builds self-esteem and self-confidence, helps children learn to love themselves and others, and makes... View Article

Jan 18 2016

The start of a new year is a natural time to renew – or start – healthy habits, and here’s one that affects many aspects of a child’s life: positive parent-child communication. How adults interact with children is so important in showing children they matter and are loved. Teaching children they are cared for and appreciated builds self-esteem and self-confidence, helps children learn to love themselves and others, and makes... View Article

Jan 18 2016

As a parent, it is very likely that at some point you’ll receive information about the opportunity to enroll your child in a clinical trial or research study. Clinical trials study new and promising treatments for serious illnesses like cancer or chronic conditions like allergies, while research studies focus on gathering information for analysis. Whether you have a child experiencing a medical issue and your child’s doctor approaches you about... View Article

Jan 12 2016