Oh, the dreaded “college drop off.” It’s one of the hardest things I have ever done. It reminds me of when I put the boys on the bus for the first time in kindergarten. I had conflicting feelings of pride, fear, relief, sadness and joy. Gabe, the oldest of my 2 sons, went to college […]
When I have conversations with my sons Gabe and Ben, I sometimes randomly say, “Hey, don’t use crack!” This really grabs their attention, and then the real conversation starts. Don’t be afraid to have conversations with your teenagers about drugs, alcohol and tobacco. These conversations need to happen over and over. Listen to them and […]
I really enjoyed the teenage years with my sons Gabe and Ben. I think the key to coasting through those years is communication: let them know what your expectations are, set limits and be aware of who, what, where and how.
I enjoy incorporating my real-life experiences as a mom into my pediatric practice. And now that my babies have grown, I want to share what I’ve learned through the years with other parents. So, what have I learned? Babies grow so fast. Toddlers are like teenagers, and vice versa. And the tween years are your time to breathe.