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Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012
Parenthood is hard enough without us making it harder on ourselves -- and yet we always do.

As pediatricians and friends, we talk about this all the time. Every day, we talk with distressed parents -- and often parents stress out when they don't have to. Some of the concerns are common misconceptions. Some come from other parents who innocently pass on misinformation they've heard. And then there's the Internet. Everyone from your neighbor to your mother-in-law to your sister has an opinion. All this makes parents (including those of us who are doctors!) worry more.

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