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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

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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Mental & Behavioral Health

Exam Stress: Management and Support

Pop quiz! Think back to your school days – were you the kid who dreaded these words? Or did you get excited at the prospect of testing out your skills...
Published on April 8, 2024
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Mental & Behavioral Health

Positive Behavior Management

Behavior management is likely one of the most difficult aspects of parenting. Helping our children make wise choices may sometimes involve conflict, and whether it’s about self-regulation or morality, we...
Published on April 5, 2024
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