Parenting can be a very challenging endeavor. Children don’t come with operating instructions. Every child at one time or another becomes ill or encounters behavioral challenges. We would like to recommend the following sources of information as extremely reliable and the most likely to be helpful to you in your role as a parent.


This link to the American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children provides an endless amount of information and guidance to help parents raise “Healthy Children”

KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Dr. Barton Schmidt has authored some of the most widely used protocols to help parents learn what they can do at home to manage illnesses when to go to the doctor, and what signals the need for immediate medical attention. The American Academy of Pediatrics brings these protocols to you via their patient education website in a venue called KidsDoc Symptom Checker which is also available as an iPhone App.

Beginning Solid Foods

This link provides helpful tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how and when to start your infant on solid foods.

Recommended Reading
Classic and new books on an array of health and parenting topics

Community Resources

Baptist Medical Center

Baptist Medical Center Nassau is a highly advanced, extremely well-equipped community hospital on Amelia Island that provides a full spectrum of in and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care to coastal communities in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the only full-service hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond.

Nemours Health System

Nemours is a pediatric health system with Emergency, critical, surgical and specialty care designed exclusively for kids.

Starting Point

Starting Point Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services to the people of Northeast Florida

Early Steps

Early Steps, within Children’s Medical Services, serves families with infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months of age, who have developmental delays or an established condition likely to result in a developmental delay.

Healthy Start

Healthy Start includes targeted support services that address identified risks. The range of Healthy Start services available to pregnant women, infants and children up to age three include information, psychosocial, childbirth and home visiting

Florida KidCare

Florida KidCare is Florida’s child health insurance program for children from birth though age 18 who do not have insurance. Eligibility for Florida KidCare is based on income and family size. Many non-citizen children are eligible.

Are Your Kids Safe?  Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting the safest possible car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.

Tobacco Free Florida

In Florida, Big Tobacco spends more than $700 million in marketing. Why so much? They see it as an investment to help replace the people that die from smoking… 1,200 people a day.
And guess who they’re trying to replace them with? Teens. Or as one tobacco executive calls them, “replacement smokers”. And they’re good at getting them 9 out of 10 current smokers started in their teens. Most of them believing they would never become addicted. So it’s important to know the truth about tobacco and FIGHT BACK!

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