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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

As part of that commitment, the AAP publishes expert advice for parents, caregivers, and patients on Pediatric Patient Education. Information can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and many titles also are available in Spanish.

  • Talking About Sexuality for Parents of Teens With Autism Spectrum Disorder—Autism Toolkit

    All children and teens, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have questions about physical changes in their bodies, emotions, and feelings during and after puberty. It is important to help children and teens understand these changes by talking with them early and often about puberty and

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  • Talking With Your Children About Racism: Start, Continue the Conversation

    Information for parents in talking with children about racism.

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  • Talking With Your Teen About Sex

    Children are exposed to sexual messages every day—on TV, on the Internet, in movies, in magazines, and in music. Sex in the media is so common that you might think that teens today already know all they need to about sex. They may even claim to know it all, so sex is something you just don't talk about.

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  • Talking With Your Teen: Tips for Parents

    Talking with your teen is one of the most important things you can do to help keep your child safe.

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  • Talking With Your Young Child About Sex

    Some parents may not be comfortable talking with their children about sex and sexuality. However, if children aren’t getting the facts about sex and sexuality from their parents, they could be getting incorrect information from their friends or the media. Here is information from the American Academy

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  • Talking to Children About Racial Bias

    Strategies that parents can use to help their children deal with racial bias.

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  • Tattooing and Body Piercing

    Teens get tattoos or body parts pierced for different reasons. Most teens get a tattoo or body piercing because they like the way it looks or to express themselves. Some get a tattoo or piercing to feel like part of a group. In some states and cities, you need to be 18 or have a parent's permission to

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  • Teaching Social Skills—Autism Toolkit

    Having a hard time socializing is one of the key features in children witdh autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD can have difficulty with many social skills.

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  • Tear Duct - Blocked

    The tear duct is blocked in 10% of newborns. The tear duct is the tube that carries tears from the eye to the nose

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  • Teen Suicide, Mood Disorder, and Depression

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds. Parents can help protect their children by being aware of risk factors and warning signs and talking with their child.

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  • Teens - Normal Rebellion

    Information and guidance on rebellion in teens.

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  • Teething

    Teething is the normal process of new teeth working their way through the gums. Teeth come in between 6 and 24 months of age

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  • Temper Tantrums

    It's hard for a young child to hold strong feelings inside. Young children often cry, scream, or stomp up and down when they are upset. As a parent, you may feel angry, helpless, or ashamed.

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  • Temper Tantrums

    It's hard for young children to hold strong feelings inside. When they feel frustrated or angry, they often cry, scream, or stomp up and down. This is a temper tantrum. Temper tantrums are a normal part of your child's development. They usually begin around age 12 to 18 months, get worse between 2 and

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  • Temper Tantrums

    Tantrums are normal in toddlers. Tantrums may include whining, crying, screaming or yelling. It may also include pounding the floor, slamming a door, or breath-holding. Also called meltdowns or emotional outbursts.

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  • The Child as a Passenger on an Adult's Bicycle

    A young passenger on an adult's bike makes the bike unstable and increases the braking time.

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Thursday  

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Friday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wednesday  

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday  

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday  

Closed

Merritt Island Office

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday  

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed