4 (Research-Backed) Reasons Why You Should Schedule Family Meals
Families build strong connections and loving relationships through breaking bread together. Family meals provide numerous benefits for the development and[...]
The Mysterious Origin of the American Easter Bunny
For centuries, Easter eggs have been delivered by the Easter Bunny within America. Hundreds of years ago, eggs were forbidden[...]
Toddlers: How to Eliminate Viewing Handheld Devices (and Why)
Research presented at a 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggested that children under age two who use handheld devices may[...]
Book Review: Sticks and Stones – 39 fun and simple games from around the world
Author Phyllis J. Perry wrote a gem when she published Sticks and Stones. Each simple game is easy to enjoy, yet[...]
Getting Your Baby to Sleep Peacefully – All Night!
Word is out that parents in Brazil (and many other countries) nurture their baby to sleep AND get a good[...]
Parents: Here's 3 Ways to Help Prevent Marijuana Exposure
The American Academy of Pediatrics has opposed legalizing marijuana, due to the increased risk of exposure to children. According to George[...]
Is Hand Feeding Your Baby Chunky Foods Acceptable?
Hand feeding is gently placing food, whether chunky or pureed, in a child’s mouth. In many areas of China, children[...]
9 Suggestions to Help Breastfeed Beyond Childbirth
Breastfeeding is definitely on the rise in the United States, but not for long periods of time after birth. The[...]
How to Maintain Your Child's Vitality in a Fast-Paced World
As a pediatrician in my 20th year of practice, I am concerned about how our children and parents seek the[...]
Book Review: 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids
100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids, recently published by Amanda Boyarshinov and Kim Vij, is packed with instructions[...]
New Baby and Family Pet? How to Transition Easier.
A beloved family pet waiting at home or brought into the home during your baby’s newborn period can lead to[...]
Toddler Weight Gain & Eating in the Absence of Hunger
In May 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a study revealing that eating in the absence of hunger is[...]
Book Review: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk is a book I highly recommend to anyone[...]
New Mom Newsflash: You Don't Have to be a Superhero!
Our cultural view is often that a new mom should "handle most everything." What this attitude can breed is isolation,[...]