Helping Challenging Children

Helping Challenging Children

Hosted by: Dr. Pat McGuire

Welcome to this new podcast which focuses on helping parents and adults survive and thrive with challenging children.My name is Dr. Pat McGuire. I am a developmental & behavioral pediatrician who, over the last...

Episodes

Black History of Maternal and Infant Mortality

Season #2

February is Black History Month. It is a time to look at the achievements but also the continued issues facing Black Americans. Black infants die at about twice the rate of the national average. Black mothers die due...
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Trafficking Awareness Month: Helping Our Children

Season #2

January is Trafficking Awareness month. 30% of all trafficking victims are children. Most of the rest were children who felt isolated, unloved, and may have been physically or emotionally abused or neglected. Do you...
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Child Trauma is Lifelong Trauma

Season #2

2/3's of children by the time they are 16 have experienced at least one trauma, which is part of adverse childhood experiences. Of these children, one in six will go on to develop PTSD. The podcast this week will look...
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The Needs of Children With Autism

Season #2

One child in every 44 is in the autism spectrum. That is 7 1/2 million children in the US. We need to make sure we are providing them with the services and supports that they need to become confident and competent adults
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Supporting Our Prematurely Born Children

Season #2

Approximately 10% of all children in the US are born prematurely. They are at a higher risk for physical problems but also for educational and social-emotional struggles. We need to do more to intervene, monitor, and...
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Educating Politicians on the Benefits of Helping Children & Families

Season #2

Children and families are being stereotyped as money-hungry, drug abusers, and "hunters" who don't want to work. But the politician (s) who believe this aren't looking at the facts. Check out my latest podcast to...
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Saving Our Children's Mental Health

Season #2

What is the most important thing you would like to have for Christmas? How about improved mental health for our children? The US Surgeon General just published his Protecting Youth Mental Health Advisory 2021. He is...
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Supporting our Early Childhood workers

Season #2

Roughly one in four children ages birth to 5 years are in childcare. There are also a significant number of children from 6 to 12 in childcare for before and after school services. These children are cared for by...
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Headaches and Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents

Season #2

Is it concerning when children get headaches? What could be causing them? Can headaches make children and adolescents more challenging? Check out my latest podcast to find the answers to these questions.
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Concussions and Behavioral Problems in Children

Season #2

It is estimated that the prevalence of LCHI (lifetime concussion head injuries) ranged from 3.6% to 7.0% for children ages 3–17 years and from 6.5% to 18.3% for adolescents 13–17 years. Concussions are the most common...
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Gender Bias and STEM

Season #2

A recent article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science noted that there are still problems with gender bias in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Why is it taking so long for...
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Trying to be White

Season #2

Have you ever felt as if you should try to be more like someone else in order to be accepted? Children and adolescents of color feel like this a significant amount of the time, even if they don't verbalize it. But it...
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