Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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...

Understanding and Responding to Biting Toddlers

Biting is a common phase many toddlers go through. It does not mean that your toddler is going to have behavioural problems...

Dressing Your Baby or Child for Winter

Outside time and play is important for everyone!  Whether it is a winter walk, or an activity like skating or sledding, there are...

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...
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...

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? ...

Anxiety in children: why saying calm down isn’t enough for anxiety attacks and anxiety...

We all experience anxiety symptoms from time to time! It is a natural and normal part of stress and our everyday lives. Anxiety in...

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...

Going on Vacation Without your Baby: Should I Worry About Unhealthy Attachment?

Graeme and I are leaving Madi for 6 days to go to Hawaii for our friends wedding. After I booked our flights to Hawaii...