Friday, September 20, 2019

Child Wellness

A place to read all the most up-to-date, evidence based medical information relating to your child’s wellness including topics like mental health, medical health, and development.

How do I track my child’s progress in ADHD?

In my medical practice, I often see parents who are going through the process of treating their child for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

Breastfeeding Versus Formula

During my medical training, I thought breastfeeding was as simple as holding your baby up to your breast and baby would naturally...

Myths about speech delay in children

Myth #1: Boys take longer to develop speech than girls. Fact: Speech and language development occurs at similar rates in...
Dr. Mom blog explores tips for children with speech and language delay

Tips for children with speech and language delay

When Madi was 15 months old, we were at a playground and we met a little girl who was 16 months old....
Dr. Mom blog explores how to help your child learn another language and become bilingual

Becoming bilingual: How to help your child learn another language

It is very important to me that Madi is able to speak both English and Cantonese. I try my best to speak...
Dr. Mom blog explores how common is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and why is it important to treat

How common is Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and why is it important to treat?

It is not uncommon in my medical practice to hear patients say, “Back in my day, we didn’t have all this ADHD...
Dr. Mom blog explores if learning 2 languages at the same time result in speech delay or speech problems

Does learning 2 languages at the same time cause speech problems or speech delay?

Growing up, I was fluent in Cantonese.  Unfortunately my Cantonese vocabulary has slowly diminished. I try to speak Cantonese as often as...
dr mom blog explores sunscreen for infants and toddlers, what is physical sunscreen, what is chemical sunscreen, and physical vs chemical sunscreen

Sunscreen for infants and toddlers, and children: which to choose and how to apply.

It is officially summertime and that means taking advantage of the beautiful weather and long summer days.  Along with having fun in...

My child’s cold won’t go away, what should I do?

The common cold in children is (unsurprisingly) common and there are home remedies for cough and cold.  In fact, most children will...

How can temper tantrums teach your child to regulate emotions and manage anxiety

Emotions and anxiety are normal human experiences that can be helpful in some situations (like the intense joy I experienced when I found...