Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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...

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...

Sleep Training Baby: what to do and how?

Sleep training baby is tough! As a physician I tell patient’s that it is safe to sleep train starting at 4-6 months as long...

How to get a good nights sleep with sleep hygeine

All you Moms out there probably know the importance of a good nights rest. Without it, we are more cranky, irritable, and...

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...

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder

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...

Guest Post: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Childhood

Developing rituals in childhood can be normal, however it is important to differentiate these from rituals associated with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) by...

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...

How Much Sleep Does my Baby Need? How Much Sleep Do Teens Need?

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...

McDonald’s For a Family Fun Activity?

I never thought I would say this, but I think McDonald’s in moderation (once a month for us) can be great for families. Before...