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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!


Teach Your Child to Swim and Water Safety Tips

Swimming is fun, great exercise, and teaching children how to do it has the power to potentially save their lives.  Dr. Elisabeth Gabor encourages families to safely enjoy the water together!
Posted: 8/13/2018 11:36:49 AM 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

Giving Your Child A Time Out

Amanda McLean, Ph.D, a parent herself, counsels parents on the purpose, value and use of “Time Outs” as a teaching, and calming strategy.
Posted: 8/13/2018 11:35:45 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments


There are few things that cause a parent’s blood pressure to start rising more than a high temperature in their child!     Take a deep breath! Dr. Nina Niu helps dispel the myths, and explain the truth about fevers.

Posted: 8/13/2018 11:35:24 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Helping Your Child Through Loss and Grief

Mary Nolan, CPNP understands the challenges of helping your child through grieving and loss after a death.  Here she offers some insights, resources and words of encouragement to those who are in the midst of it.

Posted: 8/13/2018 11:34:31 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Isn’t My Child’s Check Up FREE?

While some insurances list in their plans that their members are allowed one free well exam a year, it does not necessarily mean you are guaranteed a visit without receiving a bill.  To prevent the surprise of receiving a bill for your annual Well Child Check-up (WCC), Jackie R, Billing Specialist says there are a few things parents should know.
Posted: 8/13/2018 11:33:14 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

What to look for in a Pediatrician

What should one look for when evaluating a pediatrician?  Dr. Evie Cavros, FAAP feels that using the acronym C.A.R.S. can help parents to navigate the process easily.  C = Credentials, A = Access, R = Referrals, S = Sense
Posted: 8/13/2018 11:32:20 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

“Holiday Proof” your home for Little Visitors

With the holidays upon us, Rebekah Hinders, CPNP offers important things to remember when making your home not only fun, but child friendly and safe!
Posted: 8/13/2018 11:32:02 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Navigating High School Course Selections

Navigating high school course selection is a very tricky business. This is especially true in the Northern Virginia area, which is known for encouraging kids to take all Advanced Classes, all the time.  Kim McCuen, CPNP and mother of two daughters shares insights and tips to make the path more clear.
Posted: 8/13/2018 11:30:59 AM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

Communicating With Young Children

Dr. Lauren Morea, herself a mother of two young sons, gives examples of how parents can help their children learn, and feel confident in communicating, while continually increasing their language skills.

Posted: 2/7/2018 1:45:21 PM by Jenae Grader | with 0 comments

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