For Parents

Practical Guidance

Being a parent can be one of the most exciting and satisfying experiences as well as the most overwhelming and scary experiences, all at the same time.  Parenting is the only profession that requires no license and no program of continuing education.  We believe that an important part of our job is to provide you with ongoing practical guidance to help you become the assertive and caring parent you strive to be.

Committed to YouMother and baby

Senders Pediatrics is committed to providing you with the most comprehensive and cutting edge information.  When an issue arises or if you are just looking for a bit more information, the internet can be a bit overwhelming and unsettling.  For this reason, we have created a library of various educational topics, written uniquely by our providers themselves, to give you our take.  If you do not find what you are looking for, please call our office and we would be happy to discuss it with you.


Here are a few of our most popular health topics for Parents. Click here to view a complete list of our Health Topics

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosages

If your child needs comfort to treat a fever or pain, here are the dosages we recommend:...

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Allergy Proofing Your Home

You have been told your child has allergies, and that it is best to avoid all possible allergens. How in the world are you supposed to do that? Where should you begin? Let’s try to break down the...

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Breath Holding Spells

The typical call to the pediatrician is “My 15 month-old just had a ‘blue spell’!" The parent usually reports their child was playing quietly and then suddenly collapsed on the ground, his/her l...

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Finding Childcare

Finding child care that makes both you and your children happy is difficult. You’ll get lots of advice, including ours, but remember that the type of child care and amount that you use is a very ...

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Finding a Great Babysitter

When you fly on an airplane, the flight attendant always notes that if the pressure drops, you should put the oxygen on yourself first and then on your child. One of the most important things for new ...

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Fussy Baby

Why do babies cry in the first few months of life? In the first 3 months of life, crying is a baby’s primary form of communication. Babies cry when something is wrong or when they are wet ...

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Potty Training

Bring up “potty training” at a gathering of parents and you will hear lots of strong opinions of do’s and don’ts. This reflects both the individuality of children and the many techniques for s...

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Six Month Highlights

What happens around this age?Somewhere around this time you will notice him or her changing from being an infant to a young child (a “little person”). It will seem as though things are...

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Time Outs

Taking time out when frustration threatens to boil over is a good thing. It is such a good thing to do that it is important children learn to take time out without the judgment of others. If time out ...

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The Use of Antibiotics

What are antibiotics? Antibiotics are powerful and important medications used to treat bacterial illnesses. When used properly they can save lives, but used improperly, they may actually har...

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Why We Vaccinate

We Believe in Vaccinating All Children We are well aware of the celebrities who have implicated that vaccines are the cause of various childhood conditions. Autism is a terrible disease a...

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