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Debunking 5 Sleep Myths

We all know that getting enough sleep at night is vital to our health, but many parents find it difficult putting this knowledge into practice. Misconceptions about this important topic abound. With Daylight Saving Time right around the corner, it’s time to separate sleep myths from facts. 1. Falling asleep …

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No Comparisons: Measuring Children’s Development During the Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, child development specialist Dr. Mary L. O’Connor Leppert has noticed a significant drop in referrals to the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program, the state’s early intervention program. Referrals have also declined at Kennedy Krieger Institute, where clinicians diagnose and treat pediatric developmental, behavioral …

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Keep That Dental Appointment

Letting your kids skip a shower or allowing them to wear the same clothes two or more days straight are hygiene practices that usually get a pass with many parents, especially as we all navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One area parents shouldn’t overlook, however, is their children’s oral health. …

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Child Developmental Milestones: A Guide

In the February issue of Frederick’s Child, we described how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting child development referrals to the Maryland Infants and Toddlers program. How do you know whether your child is developing as he or she should. The following guide offers child developmental milestones for what to look …

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