Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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...

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...

My Child Won’t Sleep! Why do Children have Insomnia?

I often get asked by parents "Why wont my child sleep," and "does my child have insomnia?" If your child wont...
Dr. Mom explores nap time and how to transition to one nap with your toddler.

Nap time: how to transition to one nap

I know many of you Mama's out there have struggled with your toddlers nap time, timing your toddlers nap, and consolidating your...

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...

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...

Child Disciplining Methods: what are the best ways to discipline your child

Parents often come into my medical practice asking for help or advice on parenting techniques, disciplining their children or managing unwanted behaviours.  I also...

Is Spanking Bad for your Child: Controversies and Childhood Outcomes

Parents always want to make the best decisions for their children, particularly when it comes to discipline. Everyone will have an opinion and try...

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...