Many parents are looking for ways to teach their children the importance of seeking out diverse people, ideas, and experiences while learning, themselves, that the goal is equitable treatment for our Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Here is advice from one of our pediatric child psychologists.
The school year is ending and many summer camps and childcare programs remain closed prompting families to get creative in the way they entertain their children. More and more of these popping up in backyards, now seems like a good time to talk about safety.
With Thanksgiving here, parents have been grateful for any tips to help their children learn about gratitude and its importance. Thankfully, I can provide some information on the topic of gratitude. What is gratitude? Gratitude is about being thankful for the things we have. It is pausing to notice and appreciate things we may often […]
Parents of new infants can’t wait to ask me when the right time to take their newborn baby out into public places is. Well, let me go public on this one and provide some information on the topic. Where can you take new baby? To no surprise, it’s perfectly fine to take your baby out […]
Parents have been making a lot of noise recently regarding questions they have about sneezing and whether it’s good or bad that their child sneezes so much—so let me sound off on the topic of sneezing. Why am I sneezing? Sneezing is the body’s way to remove something that is irritating your child’s or your […]
Parents have been driving up to me with questions about new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding car seats. One question I get asked is, just how long should a child be placed rear-facing? 3 Types of Car Seats There are three basic types of car seats, rear-facing, convertible, and booster seats. Choosing […]
Happy Mother’s Day Every day as a pediatrician, I get to hear from a lot of moms (including my own) which brings me to Mother’s Day—a time to celebrate mom for the special person she is. This week, therefore I thought I would share with children and dads some of the gifts mom really would […]
National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day Parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers have been eager to ask me questions about the benefits of child care. May 10 is National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day, so I’ll provide information on the benefits of high-quality child care. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently came out with a […]
With the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in Vermont and other states, I thought this week I would smoke out some concerns about its use in pregnant mothers, and mothers who breastfeed. Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a clinical report on the implications for infants and children of marijuana […]
Parents don’t have to be lovers of livers to ask me about hepatitis and whether their child can get it. So let me help everyone live-r it up, so to speak, and provide some information on this topic. The liver is an important organ in our body. It’s on the right side of our abdomen […]