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Some Babies Are Just Easier Than Others

Some Babies are Just Easier Than Others By Perri Klass, MD, March 14, 2016 The New York Times Dr. Klass talks about temperamental differences in children and how those differences affect parenting.  

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children by Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, July 6, 2015   American youths are plugged in and tuned out of the real world for many more hours of the day than experts consider healthy for normal development.

To Smoosh Peas Is to Learn

To Smoosh Peas Is to Learn by Perri Klass M.D., The New York Times, December 23, 2013 A study published this month found that playing with their foods is a way for toddlers to learn what they are.

Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma

Schools That Separate the Child From the Trauma by David Bornstein, The New York Times, November 13, 2013 Punishing children for misbehavior they don’t know how to control only adds to their suffering.

Spanking’s Link to Bad Behavior

Spanking’s Link to Bad Behavior By Nicholas Bakalar,  The New York Times, October 21, 2013 A new study suggests that although physical punishment may stop bad behavior in the short term, it increases the risk of long-term troubles.

Culprits in a Child’s Headaches

Culprits in a Child’s Headaches By Perri Klass M.D., The New York Times, July 8, 2013 A full story and a careful exam can determine which pains may indicate serious illness.

When the Bully Is a Sibling

When the Bully Is a Sibling By Anahad O’Connor, The New York Times, June 17, 2013 New research suggests that aggression between siblings — especially chronic abuse — can inflict psychological wounds as damaging as the anguish caused by school bullies.

A Firm Grasp on Comfort

A Firm Grasp on Comfort by Perri Klass, MD  The New York Times March 11,2013 Blankies and lovies — transitional object — serve a crucial purpose, easing stress as children, even young adults, come into their own.

When Anxiety Interrupts a Child’s Life

When Anxiety Interrupts a Child’s Life by Jane Brody  December 17, 2012 New York Times Children may be confronted with unthinkable situations, but much of what children fear is rooted more in imagination than in reality. Comforting children seized with irrational fears can be a difficult task.

Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related

Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related by Kate Murphy April 16, 2012 New York Times Many children are given a diagnosis of A.D.H.D., researchers say, when in fact they have another problem: a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea. The confusion may account for a significant number of A.D.H.D. cases in children, and the drugs used to […]