Common Parenting Concerns

Raising children can be quite a task. There are various parental concerns that usually come through many parent’s minds that can  sometimes cause some worries to first-time parents to kids at their different stages in life. Here are two common ones.

How Can I Encourage Good Hygiene Habits?

Understandably, problems can arise when a child is trying to balance two different sets of expectations from two different sets of parents. I suggest that it is a good practice for her to bathe more since she is already starting puberty.

Sweat glands become more active because of new puberty hormones and while sweat itself is odorless, the bacteria on our skin break it down and this can produce an unpleasant smell. Using antibacterial soap when bathing really helps.

Same goes for the hair as those same hormones can cause the hair to be oily.

How Can I Find a New Doctor for My Child?

It’s not easy finding another doctor but perhaps you can get some good suggestions from friends, neighbors or colleagues. It would also be good to try area hospitals and medical schools and even better if you can request a list of board-certified pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and board-certified family physicians from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Nurse line referral services, medical directories in public libraries can also provide a good resource for the doctor you are looking for.

Once you have your list, you can then schedule an appointment with the candidate of your choice.