Alok Patel Contributor

Dr. Patel is a pediatrician at New York Presbyterian-Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

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The Symptoms of Autism Every Parent Should Know

Autism is a spectrum—and every case is different. Here are common signs to look out for.

The Upside of ADHD: Psychologists Explain the “Superpowers” of the ADHD Brain

The ADHD brain works a little differently—and that’s not a bad thing.

ADHD vs. Being Fidgety: Pediatricians Explain the Difference

“Every parent with a fidgety child immediately thinks their child has ADHD.”

Vaccine Side Effects: What Pediatricians Want You to Know

Here’s what to expect after your child gets his shots.

6 Dangerous Vaccine Myths Pediatricians Wish You’d Ignore

Pediatricians want to clear up these misconceptions about vaccines and their risks.

7 Textbook Signs Your Teen Is Sleep Deprived

And their smartphone may not be at fault.

Help Your Teen Sleep Better: 6 Tips From Pediatricians

Sleepy teen? Help them catch much-needed Zzzs with these doc-approved tips.

Your Teen’s Biggest Sleep Problems and How to Deal

Tired teen? Here’s how to troubleshoot your teen’s sleep issues.

Preventing Childhood Obesity: What Pediatricians Want Parents to Know

It might start with reassessing your own eating habits.

Get Your Kids to Eat Less Dessert: 5 Proven Tricks

How to guide your little ones to cut back on the junk.

Vaccines for Babies: Understanding the Vaccine Schedule

Your baby’s getting a lot of shots during their first year. Here’s why.

Autism in Children: Early Signs and Interventions Parents Should Know

Early intervention can have a big impact on your child’s development.

Understanding ADHD in Children: What Psychiatrists Want You to Know

Addressing ADHD symptoms now can set your child up for success.