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Child Life Specialist Merrillville IN

See below for child life specialists in Merrillville who provide psychological preparation for surgeries, medical procedures support, sibling support, emergency room interventions, pain management, child health care, mental trauma therapy, child stress reduction and more, as well as advice and content on early childhood.

Patricia Stewart Foulks, MD
(254) 724-2111
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Scott & White Memorial Hospita, Temple, Tx
Group Practice: Scott & White

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Southlake Children's Clinic
(219) 738-1916
8300 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
 
Horowitz Steven L
(219) 795-1309
101 East 89th Avenue
Merrillville, IN
 
Zuhair Mahmoud Alsakaji, MD
(219) 795-1660
7863 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yarmouk Univ, Fac Med, (Jordan Univ Sci & Tech), Irbid, Jordan
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard William Newcomb, MD
(219) 736-2260
8687 Connecticut St
Merrillville, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1957

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Zuhair Alsakaji MD
(219) 795-1660
7863 Broadway Suite 140
Merrillville, IN
 
Gupta Rakesh K MD
(219) 756-1020
209 East 86th Court
Merrillville, IN
 
Dr. Richard B Bonner
(205) 939-9387
200 E 89th Ave Ste 2A
Merrillville, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Oren Michael Conway
(219) 769-6970
9247 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Richard William Newcomb
(219) 736-2260
8687 Connecticut St
Merrillville, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Learn On Potty Train Your Child in One Day

How to potty train your child in one day

By GreatDad Writers

The Potty Trainer

A lot of attention has been given to the potty training in a day method. It is appealing to many parents since it appears to be easy and not drawn out. Supporters of this method contend that if a child is ready to be trained, it is less confusing if you spend an entire day on the process. The method that is usually described is very specific. The training is supposed to take place in a room with easily cleaned floors, usually the kitchen. Drinks, snacks, and candies are provided. This approach avoids inconsistent instruction by the parents since they are not supposed to be disrupted by other daily activities. Only one parent should do the instruction. The child is usually naked or lightly dressed with loose clothing so quick placement on the potty is possible. Spending considerable time on the potty is required, and the child may need to be entertained and coached in order to stay there.

Potty Monkey

The instruction is all inclusive. The child is taught how to remove the clothes, use the potty and empty the potty, flush and replace the clothing. Staying on or near the potty will show the child he can go in the potty and be rewarded. As long as the parents are encouraging and diligent, the child may not view it as a forceful process. However, the classical teaching of this method included scolding and gentle discipline. Rewards are provided usually in the form of treats or stickers. The 5-10 hour method can be very effective if parents choose a time when the child wants to please their parents and if the child is truly ready to potty train.

Several child specialists have spoken openly against this method. It is sometimes viewed as an intensive program that gives parents unrealistic expectations. It is also perceived as a process that does not allow children any input to the process. Those against this approach contend that if the child is not �ready� then this intensive instruction will be detrimental to normal parent-child relationships. Opponents say this technique teaches kids to only go on command and not learn the correct process for themselves. Furthermore, they believe these children may actually take longer to train because they become resistant to forceful instruction.

On the other hand, this was a very common technique that was used when cloth diapers were commonplace. Parents were loving but motivated. Success was common and some flexibili...

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