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Focus on the Holiday Season
December 2016 | Issue No. 136
Children of all ages are filling their holiday wish list with things like tablets, cell phones, wearables, headphones, and other tech-related gifts. But it's important to find a balance with some quality off-line time, too.
Here are some great gift ideas that get back to the basics of childhood play and foster communication and social interaction.
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By: Claire McCarthy, MD, FAAP
Prevent Furniture &
TV Tip-Overs! 
Earlier this year, IKEA recalled 29 million chests & dressers due to seven children's deaths in tip-over accidents. So far, very few dressers have been accounted for. Parents are urged to stop using any recalled IKEA dressers. Get your refund NOW.
The Picky Eater Project
Help Children of Divorce & Separation Through the Holidays
Holidays can be stressful for everyone, but for children of divorced or separated parents, the holidays can be especially challenging. Every year, more than 1 million American children are affected by their parents’ break-up. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics details how parents and pediatricians can help children through it. Get tips here.  
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