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How to Prevent and Treat Tonsil Stones

When I was a child, it was commonplace to remove tonsils. The thinking of the day was that tonsils didn’t serve much of a purpose. Much like the thinking...

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8 Struggle-Free Tips to Brush Your Child’s Teeth

What is it about brushing before bed that makes kids totally hyper? Our kids would suddenly start bouncing off the walls when it was time to brush their teeth....

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Black boy and girl eating dinner with their father.

Science Tells Us: Family dinners are great for body, brain, and spirit

I think I might go out of business as a family therapist if families had regular dinners with each other. Almost 100 scientific studies, over the past 20 years,...

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Disease-Driven Earnings: A Mother's Cost Benefit Analysis of Raising "Generation Rx"

Disease-Driven Earnings: A Mother’s Cost Benefit Analysis of Raising “Generation Rx”

Today’s headlines are enough to make any mother wary. As we battle our toddlers in the grocery store, we hardly have the energy left to decipher the headlines: Organics...

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Creative Parenting while Renovating

Starting a renovation can evoke an array of unsettled feelings – where in the world will we put our stuff, how will we manage without a kitchen sink, will...

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Family Mealtime All for One and One for All

Family Mealtime: All for One and One for All

When I was a child and my family was gathered together for a meal, my father would sometimes look each of us in the eye and say, “All for...

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Table Talk- 5 Conversation Starters for Dinner Time

Table Talk: 5 Conversation Starters for Dinner Time

When you think of happy families sitting around the table eating dinner do you conjure up thoughts of “Leave it to Beaver” or some other old sitcom? The mother...

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What Type of Parent are You at the Dinner Table

What Type of Parent are You at the Dinner Table?

One of the fascinating aspects of being a feeding therapist that works with children in their homes is that I get to see first-hand the variations in parenting styles....

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In Praise of the Family Dinner

In Praise of the Family Dinner

My mother, no doubt, feels vindicated. She always insisted on “family time” as she called it. Our entire family was required to sit down at the dinner table together...

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Family Dinner with the Child Who Doesn’t Like to Eat

There are many benefits to eating together as a family including stronger family bonds, better nutrition and portion sizes, emotional nurturing and a sense of belonging. Kids get to...

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Books by Dr. Alan Greene

Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.