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  • Poison Ivy!
    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac commonly cause skin rashes in children during the spring. An allergic reaction to the oil in these plants produces the rash. The rash Read more
  • Is your sleep working for you?
    Several families choose to seek behavioral health consultation to discuss sleeping arrangements with young children, older children and even sometimes with adolescents. I typically start these conversations by asking the Read more
  • Help Your Teenager Get Out of Difficult Situations
    A simple idea to help your teenager. Adolescence has always been a complicated time of life. As adults, we want to educate our teenagers to set healthy boundaries for themselves and Read more
  • Help Parents Navigate Giving Their Teens and Pre-Teens Cell Phones
    Thinking about getting your child a phone? A cell phone contract is something to consider. Deciding whether to get your pre-teen or teenager a cell phone is a personal decision for Read more
  • Asthma and Allergy Environmental Control Measures
    Did you know a significant amount of doctor visits for asthma could be prevented by simply addressing home environmental controls?One example is making sure your air ducts are clean and Read more
  • A Word From Our Counselor – Transitioning Back to School
    Transitioning back to school may seem like a simple task but for many children, it is fraught with anxiety and difficulty. This affects not only the youngest of children in Read more
  • ALERT: BOYCOTTING CUMBERLAND FARMS
    Dear Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics Families, Three towns we have worked with to ban or restrict flavored vape products including mint and menthol are being sued by Cumberland Farms. They are Walpole, Sharon, Read more
  • Flu Clinics Coming Soon
    Register Online!!!   It’s that time of year again and we are happy to offer online appointment scheduling for your children’s flu shot appointments. In order to take advantage of online scheduling, you Read more
  • Head Lice: Fears and Facts!
    We all know about the beginning of the school year and reading, writing, and arithmetic. In recent years, there is a new subject on the minds of many parents and Read more
  • Snow Update
    2/12/19 – All Offices Closed this Evening Due to the severity of the storm, all of our offices will be closed this evening, Tuesday 2/12/19. At this point, we anticipate a normal Read more
  • A Word From Our Therapist: Helping Your Child Relax
    Progressive muscle relaxation is a simple relaxation strategy. It involves tightening groups of muscles for a brief period of time, then follow by relaxing the same group of muscles. I Read more
  • A Word From Our Therapist : Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    We recommend you watch the following short video from our Behavioral Health Clinician, Patrick Sweeney, and read the following description from KidsHealth.org.Video URL: https://youtu.be/ObWoPn_fASM What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?Seasonal affective disorder Read more
  • A Word From Our Therapist: Grounding Techniques
    Managing Uncomfortable Emotions or Unhelpful Thoughts with Grounding Techniques What is “grounding”? Grounding is a technique that can help you stay in the present moment when you are feeling worried, upset, angry Read more
  • A Word From Our Therapist: Visualization to Reduce Anxiety
    Visualization is another evidence-based coping skill that is effective in helping children, adolescents and adults feel more relaxed. There are several variations of visualization, some of which are guided via Read more
  • A Word From Our Therapist: What is Mindfulness?
    You have probably heard a lot about being “mindful,” or references to mindfulness, over the past couple of years. It’s not a new term or concept, though it’s getting more Read more
  • A Word From Our Therapist: ADHD
    Do you think your child has ADHD? Have you been concerned about your child’s ability to focus, complete school work or even their social skills?Does your child lose things, forget things Read more

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