As a mom, I know how tempting it is to drop off the instrument your child forgot to take to school or to stop a mess before it’s made but, sometimes, these ‘teachable moments’ can build character, discipline and help your child be more responsible later in life. We teach children through example, advising and, […]
“Is that normal?” is a question I’ve heard a lot as a pediatrician. And with fall sports in full swing, I find some parents struggle with the idea that their child just isn’t interested in participating in organized sports. Is that normal? Yes. Is it okay? Yes. What should I do about it? Keep him […]
My husband and I have always said that traveling just the two of us was a vacation and traveling with the kids was a trip. We learned quickly when we took our first born Gabe at 6 months old to the beach that vacationing would never be the same. We love traveling with the kids, […]
New research has discovered that teens spend 9 hours a day in front of a screen, while tweens (ages 8-12) spend about 6. How and when do they find the time? When my children were younger (and prior to smartphones), our school-day routine was very tight. Can you relate to this tight schedule? Wake up […]
I love this time of year as a pediatrician because I get to see so many athletes for their sports physical. It’s fun to see their excitement and passion for their sport. As a pediatrician for 19 years in the same community, I have seen so many of these teens grow up and it brings me joy to see them happy, healthy and exercising.
Let’s face it – watching your child drive away for the first time or the many times after that can be very stressful. I can still picture myself in the driveway waving goodbye and saying a prayer to keep them safe.