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.
With the plates cleared and Thanksgiving over, I’m seeing countless containers of leftovers filling my fridge. It’s the right time to pitch this idea I’ve had to my family and hope they’re willing to consider one more of those ‘crazy pediatrician ideas’ I have. I want to help where I can eliminate food insecurity for […]
It’s September and there’s a long year ahead before we choose a new president. Some of the people who want to lead the country are debating on TV. The topic of vaccines comes up. Two physician candidates and the @RealDonaldTrump offer a response. “Wait… that’s not true what you’re saying, Mr. Trump. Dr. Carson, Senator […]
I’m really interested in the best data to back up the many ideas that are emerging about media influence in parenting. When the AAP Council on Communication and Media (a committee on which I sit) said in 2011, “No screen time for kids under two… “ I knew which of my patients would see that […]
I am the mother of five children. None were born at home (although by number five, it was clear to me that her intent was to arrive in this world before I arrived at the hospital!) After the birth of each child, I admit it: I wanted to be at home… in my own ‘nest’ […]
While it’s time for the AAP to issue a new policy statement on car safety, I think pediatricians have missed the opportunity to effect a bigger and more meaningful change with respect to car seats. Wading through all the new evidence based studies and algorithms, it felt a little like I might not have enough graduate degrees behind […]