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The Pediatric Group prides itself on being relevant, helpful, supportive and encouraging to our patients and thier families.  As a Patient Centered Medical Home recognized practice, we want you to know that we are excited to be partners with you in parenting!  We hope that you enjoy the insights and information in our blog, and we thank you for letting us be part of this exciting journey with you!


The Power of Praise

Parenting is tough, but the Behavioral Health Team at The Pediatric Group is here to help!  George Mason University Advanced Doctoral student, Paige Trojanowski, counsels children and teens in our Chantilly and Patriot Square Offices.  This is the first in a series of blog posts from Paige, highlighting excellent parenting practices; #1 - THE POWER OF PRAISE.

Posted: 9/3/2019 10:24:10 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

What Can A Lactation Consultant Do For Me?

Dr. Kathleen McCue, owner of Metropolitan Breastfeeding, is experienced in helping new moms with things as basic as helping to teach their baby how to latch, as well as much more complicated concerns and situations.  She wants to be sure that new moms have the education, coaching and support to make feeding their child a time of joy.
Posted: 7/31/2019 9:44:28 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Establishing Sleep Routines for your Child

Getting your baby to sleep can be a challenging task for parents, but having healthy sleep habits and a bed time routine can really help accomplish this!  Physician Assistant, Jamie Fairgrieve, shares important tips for making this happen.

Posted: 7/17/2019 6:52:16 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

How Children Learn

ICYMI (in case you missed it), a January 2019 the Wall Street Journal article by Meghan Cox Gurdon is definitely worth sharing, and as a pediatrician, Dr. Evie Cavros was thrilled to read the insights and advice…
Posted: 4/3/2019 1:24:52 PM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Poison Prevention

Dr. Christina Zeilberger, whose patients sometimes call her “Dr. Z”, reviews the importance of keeping children safe from the danger of accidental poisoning, and where hidden dangers may lurk.
Posted: 3/12/2019 10:01:13 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Be SMART about Gun Safety and Children

Regardless of our political beliefs, Dr. Lauren Morea reminds us we can all agree that child safety is a priority, and if we can take action to prevent child gun deaths, we should.

Posted: 1/28/2019 10:01:01 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Back to Sleep - Safe to Sleep

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Ginger Beecher shares her first hand experience of how the Back To Sleep program has reduced the incidence of SIDS in her patients!
Posted: 11/12/2018 2:32:53 PM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Toilet Training Your Child

A frequent conversation among parents of toddlers is “potty training”.  It seems that children seem interested or able to learn this new skill at different ages.  Amanda McLean, PhD offers insights on making the experience the most successful and the least stressful!
Posted: 10/17/2018 8:33:53 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Parenting In The Digital Age

Dr. Evie Cavros shares insights as to why Pediatricians and Parents need to have a vital partnership in helping children to navigate and command, but not be controlled by, the digital world we live in. 
Posted: 9/17/2018 3:20:23 PM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Children and Pets

The benefits of pet ownership for kids goes well beyond just teaching them responsibility of feeding and caring for them. Dr. Jodi Natovitz, who has pets of her own, shares how interacting with animals can be really good for your children!
Posted: 8/13/2018 11:35:54 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

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