I often wish I could write a prescription for play that reads: “Go Outside and Play” Sig: as directed and undirected is even better. Disp: Quantity Sufficient If daily outdoor play were a medicine, it would taste like bubble gum and be so good the kids would take it without fussing. It would help […]
Are you old enough to remember the TV commercials where smiling mothers stirred pitchers of KoolAid on the front porch in summer? They were serving liquid happiness to the children running around in the front yard with a giant singing pitcher of KoolAid. Or so it seemed.
It’s check-up season, and you hear the pediatrician ask, “Is there anything we should give special attention to at today’s visit?” Your mind goes immediately to the big changes you’ve noticed in your son’s sleep habits, or to your daughter’s increasingly weepy, angry outbursts. You wonder if what you’re seeing is normal, but you also […]
Lots of new babies arrive in the spring … and in the summer and the fall, and in the ‘just-in-time-to-be-our-tax-deduction’ winter season. Regardless of when that newborn in your life might arrive, we thought it might be a good time to tell you about a stay-healthy tradition we love in our pediatrician office. It’s called […]
Cameron Gallagher would have been bold enough to ask me, “what is a life meant to be?” I often think about that when I’m cooing and coaxing an infant into cooperating for a check up. I don’t remember every checkup I did for Cameron, but I do remember the day that I understood something very […]
The title of this book caught my eye right off the bat, and the mother who sent it to me is raising one of my all time favorite families. You may know her as the lady who created the breakfast cookies we sometimes bake for the patients. As I opened the Blessing of a Skinned […]