[Parentsgroup-list] Pediatrics: Get Over Your ŒFever Phobia¹

Chatham Sullivan csullivan at cfar.com
Tue Mar 1 14:28:31 EST 2011

We're textbook feverphobics, which would explain why our lovely Sophia is
a hypochondriac (she told me yesterday that chocolate would make her
stomach feel better). Thanks for the link.

On 3/1/11 1:42 PM, "Alison Denton Jones" <adjones at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:

>Hi fellow parents,
>I don't know if your kid(s) have been sick as much this winter as mine,
>but you might find this post about a new study on dealing with fevers in
>kids interesting. My favorite part of the article is this quote:
>"Dr. William Coleman, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics¹
>committee on psychosocial aspects of child and family health, said that
>³feverphobic² parents should keep in mind that ³it is the natural state
>of the child to be ill with minor acute illnesses.² "
>Alison Denton Jones    adjones at fas.harvard.edu
>Harvard College Fellow in Sociology
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