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Why is it important to interview my child's pediatrician?

Ultimately, your goal during the doc interview is to feel a connection on a personal level. You're trusting this person to care for your little chickadee, and you want to feel that the doc is warm, smart, and really cares for kids -- especially your kid. It may be important to you that she be a leader in the field; then again, brilliant with no bedside manner may not cut it for you. Since it's a doc's job to give advice, many dislike it when you don't take the advice they give. For example, a pediatrician may say, "Absolutely no pacifiers!" If that's something you cannot deal with, move on and find another doc.
YOU: Raising Your Child: The Owner's Manual from First Breath to First Grade

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YOU: Raising Your Child: The Owner's Manual from First Breath to First Grade

There’s little doubt that parenting can be one of the most rewarding and satisfying experiences you’ll ever have. But it can be plenty tough, too: Around the clock, you’re working to keep your...

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