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Hi, I’m Dr. Christina Johns, a pediatric emergency physician and Senior Medical Advisor at PM Pediatric Care. In addition to caring for patients, I personally write and/or select the content from my fellow PM Pediatric Care colleagues that appears here, ensuring you have the important resources needed to help keep your family healthy, happy, and thriving.

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Mental & Behavioral Health

Healthy Relationships and Children

Children begin to learn about interpersonal relationships as early as infancy. It begins with understanding the roles their caretakers play in their lives. As they grow up, children’s knowledge of...

Published on February 12, 2024
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Mental & Behavioral Health

Let’s Go Outside! 

For many of us, going outside and playing was the definition of a happy childhood. We played games like Mother May I, Red Light Green Light, and Hide and Seek....
Published on June 19, 2024
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Illness Prevention & Management

Campfire and Grill Safety 

Hot, hot, hot! The summer’s heating up, and so are the fire-related backyard activities, like bonfires and BBQs. Whether you have curious toddlers or careless teens, fire safety should be...
Published on June 17, 2024
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Mental & Behavioral Health

The Benefits of Downtime For Children 

What kid doesn’t love summer break? The possibilities of relaxation and freedom are boundless. However, removing the structure of school can have a strong effect on a family’s routine, causing...
Published on June 10, 2024
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Illness Prevention & Management

Independence in Self-Care 

When does a child become responsible for their own well-being, like health and personal hygiene? It’s a loaded question. The answer is personal and unique to each family. As parents,...
Published on May 20, 2024
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Mental & Behavioral Health

When Children Make Poor Decisions

The older our kids get, the more we worry about the choices they are making and the effects of these decisions on their future lives. It’s a fine balance to...
Published on May 3, 2024
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