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 children and that is the removal of head lice. Yes, head lice are …

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 must be active on the MyChart Patient Portal. If you are not activated, …

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, and Norwood.  We are asking families to strongly consider boycotting Cumberland …

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 the primary grades but also college-bound students leaving home for the first …

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 that filters are changed regularly. Smoking is a huge factor, too. Please stop …

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 learn how to make good choices when faced with these challenges. …

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 parent or caregiver the following question… “Is your current sleeping arrangement working …

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 occurs from several hours to three days after contact with the plant …