Friday, April 19, 2019
Developing rituals in childhood can be normal, however it is important to differentiate these from rituals associated with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) by examining the timing, content, function, and related impairment related to rituals. OCD in childhood occurs...
As a young child, I did not like to read. At bedtime, I remember asking my parents to make up a story or sing me a song instead reading me a kids book. My teachers were very...
For the past 6 months I have been travelling with my toddler Madi between Edmonton and Atlanta (We live in Atlanta for 4 weeks and then I work in Edmonton for 2 weeks at a time). What...
If your reading this article, you’ve probably heard of sleep training and considered if it is the right idea for your family.  I wanted to start off by saying that baby sleep is a journey, and sleep...
As a physician I tell patient’s that it is safe to sleep train starting at 4-6 months as long as the infant has no concerns with growth and development. Newborn sleep is challenging. I only started sleep...
All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good nights rest. Without it, we are more cranky, irritable, and our mental health suffers. I often have patients ask me how to sleep better. ...
I often get asked by parents "Why wont my child sleep," and "does my child have insomnia?" If your child wont sleep, it may be because of some common causes that can cause insomnia or sleep...
In the spirit of "Sleep Training Week" I know many of you Mama's out there have struggled with your toddlers nap times, timing your toddlers nap, and consolidating your toddlers naps. I wasn’t able to find a...
I have received hundreds of messages and emails from mama’s out there asking me about sleep training!  As a family doctor, I often get asked "how much sleep does my baby need."  The amount of sleep that we need...
As a parent, it’s easy to worry about your child’s development - especially in the early years when they are growing so fast.   Parents often come into my family medicine practice asking questions about their childs development. They will...