Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Reading Books to Your Child Helps Them Learn to Read and Improves Language Abilities...

As a young child, I did not like to read. At bedtime, I remember asking my parents to make up a story...

How Much Sleep do Babies, Children, Teenagers and Adults Need?

Sleep is important for our overall health, it allows our body and mind to recharge. The amount of sleep that we need changes throughout our...

Guest Post: Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby

Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my life since the day she was born. Our family, friends...

Nightmares in Toddlers

A month ago for an entire week, Madi has woken up suddenly in the middle of the night from nightmares. She is...

The Risks and Benefits of Video-Chatting in Children

Our family has used FaceTime more often in the past six weeks than we have in the past several months. We are...

Guest post: Temper Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Anxiety

The terms “tantrum,” “meltdown,” and “anxiety” are often used interchangeably however, they are actually all different terms used to describe different behaviours. 

Screen Time and Young Children

When I was a child, our television was always on.  My parents allowed my brother and I to watch television as much as...

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...

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...
Dr. Mom blog explores melatonin pills and melatonin for sleep in children.

Over-the-counter melatonin for sleep in children

Remember when you brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and she slept during the day but was awake all night? ...