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1. Adult supervision is of paramount importance. Parents need to focus on their children 100% of the time. No distractions!


2. Practice “touch supervision” (a term used by the American Academy of Pediatrics). This means that at all times, the supervising adult is...

May 1, 2018

   SPONSORED BYTHE BRAIN WAVE SARASOTA  

The routines and habits we fashion as children can set our life long template for happiness and success.  Most often these routines help us develop into happy productive adults. However, sometimes they can result in poor...

April 9, 2018

  SPONSORED BY: COASTAL EYE INSTITUTE 

Every mom knows and fears it.  It stalks playgrounds, day care centers, and schools. It  can be found in every household sometime during childhood:

What is it? It’s the dreaded Pink Eye.  

Pink eye is known as conjunctiviti...

Spotting and treating 3 contagious ailments your child may encounter

INFLUENZA

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is an infectious respiratory illness. Fall sparks the onset of flu season; it typically peaks in late December to February and then may stretch into May. Whil...

Dr. Robert Weiss has been keeping Sarasota kids healthy for over 30 years. Five years ago, Dr. Weiss and his wife Diane, a child development, parenting and pediatric sleep specialist, combined their over fifty years of experience to create a one of- a-kind pediatric pr...

December 8, 2017

... Really? Are chicken wings a ticket to good health?

Well not these kind of chicken wings … though they may be oh-so-yummy. Or this kind of chicken wing … though it certainly is very fancy.

I’m referring to this chicken wing.  A chicken wing that stops the spread of ge...

December 1, 2017

A Tale of Two Siblings ...

Picture this recent scene at our office ... Siblings.

Each wrapped in a blanket. Both shivering with fevers, and coughing and sneezing. Both carrying buckets (they’ve been vomiting and are on the verge again). Both pale. One crying quietly. One...

November 13, 2017

Meet Elliot, PhD. (Pretty Hypoallergenic Dog) ... a special member of the Weiss Pediatric Care Team offering a unique service for little kids, big kids, and parents too.

Although originally from Kentucky, Elliot has been a member of the Sarasota community for most of hi...

November 2, 2017

Helping Everyone Adjust as Daylight Savings Time Ends

Advice from Weiss Pediatric Care ...

Ahhh! An hour of extra sleep is on the horizon (November 5th) when daylight savings time comes to an end … EXCEPT if you have young children!  

Older children may jump right into t...

September 20, 2017

This new school year, be prepared for unwanted surprises! Here’s what to do if your kids return home with head lice, ticks and itchy skin as well as homework ...
 

Back to school is a great time to reconnect with friends, start new activities and rekindle a love of lear...

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