So how powerful are words? And trophies? As I was cleaning out the attic recently, I came across several boxes full of soccer and little league trophies. There were ribbons and medals from swim meets, too.
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 […]
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 […]
When one of the Facebook parents sent me the following video clip, she was careful to say, “watch it to the end. You’ll never guess that it’s a commercial selling something.” And so I watched… all the way to the end. SPOILER alert, if you haven’t clicked the start button. Go ahead and do it […]
This week, I’m writing about the power of words. If you could say anything to a child that would change things for the better, what would you say? The conversations around our dinner table these last weeks before the presidential election have been wonderful and enlightening. Flash back to my week in New Orleans with […]
It’s not everyday that my patients 1. have a website, 2. are out to save my heart, 3. and write to tell me about it. But today, I was struck by the importance of what this patient had to say. At her neighborhood elementary school near my practice, there are some amazing kids and the grown-ups […]