East End Pediatrics Medical Advice

Recommended Reading

The following books are recommended and offered for sale in our office:
  • ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide by Michael I. Reiff, MD, FAAP and Sherill Tippins
  • Cybersafe by Gwenn Schurgin O’Keefe, MD, FAAP
  • If Your Child is Overweight by Susan M. Kosharek, MS,RD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Editors:  Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP, Paul S. Carbone, MD, FAAP and Winnie Yu
  • Nutrition by William Dietz, MD, PhD and Lorraine Stern, MD, FAAP
  • Your Defiant Child by Russell A. Barkley, PhD and Christine M. Benton
  • The Care & Keeping of You: Body Book for Older Girls 2 by Dr. Cara Natterson
  • Do You Believe in Magic? By Paul A. Offitt, MD
  • Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar E. Chansky, PhD
  • What to do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner, PhD
  • Sleep, What Every Parent Needs to Know by Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP
  • Deadly Choices by Paul A. Offitt, MD
  • Thinking Differently by David Flink
  • 1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan, PhD
  • Toddler 411 by Denise Fields and Dr. Ari Brown
  • Baby 411 by Dr. Ari Brown and Denise Fields
  • Vaccines and Your Child by Paul Offitt, MD and Charlotte A. Moser
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block (DVD) by Harvey Karp, MD
  • The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kim West
Death of a grandparent recommended books:
  • Ages 3 to 8
    • Animal Crackers by Bridget Marshall
    • Blow Me a Kiss, Miss Lilly by Nancy Carlstrom
    • Bye, Mis' Lela by Dorothy Carter
    • Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie de Paola
    • Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley
    • Dinah Forever by Claudia Mills
    • Grandma's Gone to Live in the Stars by Max Haynes
    • Eleanor, Arthur and Claire by Diana Engel
    • Poppy's Chair by Karen Hesse
    • The Grandad Tree by Trish Cooke
    • The Hickory Chair by Lisa Fraustino
    • Where is Grandpa? by T.A. Barron
    • My Grandson Lew by Charlotte Zolotow
    • My Grandma Died: A Child's Story About Death and Loss by Lory Britain
    • Grandma, I'll Miss You by Kathryn Slattery
    • Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles
    • My Letter from Grandma by Ruth Cullen
    • Grandma Bill's Song by Jane Yolen
  • Ages 9 to 12
    • Sun & Spoon by Kevin Henkens
  • Young Adult
    • After the Rain by Norma Fox Mazer

Parenting Recommended Reading:

  • The Inside Story on Teen Girls: Answer Parents' Questions by Karen Zager
  • Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind by Michael J. Bradley
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

    Books from The American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org/bookstore

  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
  • Carinf For your Teenager
  • ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide.
  • El Cuidado De Su Hijo Pequeño

    Helping your child cope with stress: www.aap.org/bookstore

  • A Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens
  • Less Stress, More Success - A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond
Vaccines; Recommended Reading:
  • Vaccines: What You Should Know 3rd Edition by Paul Offit, MD and Louis Bell, MD
  • Vaccinating Your Child: Questions & Answers for the Concerned Parent 2nd Edition by Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH and Cynthia Good
The following are books we also recommend:
  • How to Get Your Kid to Eat: But Not Too Much by Ellyn Satter
  • Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter
  • Your Child's Weight: Helping Without Harming by Ellyn Satter
Recommended Reading Web Links
Stress Management Guide for Teens
The magazine for people with allergies and food sensitivities
Used in educational and health care settings, the program's goals are to prevent conduct problems, promote social competence, intervene in problematic parenting, reduce symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and building school rediness skills. Studies on IY are extensive and the site houses videos, research findings, and teaching materials. 
This site might be helpful for joint custody situations
To purchase the book "SuperSized Kids" with assessment tools and an 8-week family-oriented fitness plan.
High Risk Adolescent Behaviors
  • Alcohol
  • Bullying and Violence
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Early Sexual Activity
  • Tobacco Use
Parenting Skills
One of the largest national and international self-help organizations, PA is designed to break the cycle of child abuse by providing "safe, suppportive weekly meetings where parents under stress can discuss their problems with their peers and with volunteer professuinals. "PA groups are cofacilitated by volunteer human service professionals called "sponsors," along with a parent member or chairperson for each group. After joining, members receive a handbook explaining the goals of PA, its basic guidelines for operation, information about anger management, a needs assessment, and a list of other members' telephone numbers. The site includes research findings on effectiveness in reducing physical and verbal abuse.
One of the largest nationwide parenting education organization, PAT offers parents of young children access to monthly home visits and group visits conducted by trained parent educators who provide guidance on child development and ways to encourage learning. Research (listed on the Web site) indicates particular effectiveness with low-income, American-Indian, and Spanish-speaking families.
A 94-Page booklet from CDC's National Immunization Program
Children with behavioral difficulties present with elevated frequency to primary care. Triple P is designed to reduce visit length by offering 5 levels of intervention intensity, 3 of which can be carried out during well visits, including group well visits. Higher levels add social work and mental health services and are conducted apart from well visits. Triple P has well-constructed and tested materials, and abundant evidence of positive changes in parenting skills. The site includes key findings and references for > 200 studies.
STEP offers training for parent educators in use of its 9-week group education program and relies on well-written, easy-to-read books along with multimedia approaches. There are unique versions focused on teenagers, early youth, Christian families (Bible STEP), and Spanish-speakers (Next STEP). Leadership training covers discrete issues such as "Understanding Yourself and Your Child," "Understanding Beliefs and Feelings," "Encouraging Your Child and Yourself," "Listening and Talking to Your Child," and "Helping Children Learn to Cooperate, Discipline that Makes Sense." Research on STEP is reasonably extensive and shows program effectiveness particularly with middle- and upper-income families.
These videos answer the questions new parents may have about vaccines.
Eating Disorders