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School-Aged Children

Posts about children in the elementary school age range, approximately ages 5-11.

An Autistic Flyer Gets Over Stimulated and The Flight Makes an Emergency Landing. Time for Some Education and Training!

By May 12, 2015 1 Comment
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*This article was originally published in early May 2015, though the topic of disability and public discourse about how we encounter it, and cope with it, is timeless.   This past week a United Airlines flight en route to Portland, Oregon made an emergency landing in Salt Lake City, Utah, to remove a family whose […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, School-Aged Children, Tweens + Teens


Pediatric Emergencies: Prepare to Avoid Them and Prepare To Deal With Them

By May 5, 2015 1 Comment
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Summer break is nearly upon us – which means that about now, parents everywhere are weary of slogging through their kids’class projects and are ready for a break (yes, please!). But with the delicious siren song of summer comes all of the typical childhood shenanigans that lead to injury  – plenty of free time to putter around outdoors, attend […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Ages + Stages, Newborns + Infants, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens


Teaching Kids to Unplug – A Parenting Battle Worth Fighting

By April 27, 2015 2 Comments
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The nature of blogging here at The Scientific Parent is that we typically write and post about issues that we’re tackling in our daily lives – or hot button topics that get us really revved up about science and health policy. Here’s one that’s happening in our home and gets me rowdy! I recently posted Missy Keenan’s 10 Tips: […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers


To Hover or Not To Hover: Helicopter Parents and the Park Battleground

By April 14, 2015 2 Comments
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  My friend’s two-and-a-half year old ran ahead of us at the park a few days ago. It was a gorgeous day, the park was full and the little girl could hardly wait to start playing in the sand.   She was maybe 10-15 feet ahead of us when it happened: “Where’s your mommy?” a woman […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Does HPV Vaccine Gardasil Really Have A Dark Side?

By February 9, 2015 No Comments
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In their story on the purported devastating side-effects of the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, the Toronto Star’s David Bruser and Jesse McLean buried the lead. In both the print and video amplifier, the message “in the cases discussed in this story, it is the opinion of a doctor or patient that a particular drug has caused […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, School-Aged Children, Science 101 + Mythbusting, Tweens + Teens