Stories By 'PERRI KLASS'
I saw a worried mother with a sickish 18-month-old in clinic recently. I say sickish because the mother was much more worried than the toddler was sick; the child was ping-ponging around the room, squirming with outrage when examined, and shrieking with delight when tickled. But she had had some low-grade fevers in recent days, and she was still having some diarrhea, and she had thrown up that morning. Her mother was deeply concerned about dehydration, because, as she kept saying, she knew that was dangerous.
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Children’s eyes let in more light than adults’ eyes do.You may think I am speaking metaphorically, perhaps about how open children are to the world and its beauties, or how easily their brains are shaped by what they see and hear.
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In pediatrics, attachment is the emotional connection that develops between a young child and a parent or other caregiver.
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Everybody loves a messy eater. In a study published this month in Developmental Science, 16-month-old children were taught
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