Guest Posts

    Our invited Guest Bloggers share their Perspective on children's health and parenting. Their view point may be different than Dr. Greene's, but each guest has a valuable view point. Well worth reading!

    Young girl giving her teddy bear an injection. Seven Tips to Teach Kids to Play a Key Role in Their Own Health Care.
    By: Barbara Bronson Gray RN MN January 25, 2016 1 Comments
    7 Tips to Teach Kids to Play a Key Role in Their Own Health Care

    One of the most important skills kids can learn is how to take care of themselves. This goes well beyond growing up to be able to function in an adult world. Kids need to learn how to take care of the…

    Art by Sally Loughridge - Juggling the Needs of Healthy and Ill Children 2
    By: Sally Loughridge PhD January 18, 2016 0 Comments
    Juggling the Needs of Healthy and Ill Children

    Serious pediatric illness disrupts much more than the health of one person. It impacts family dynamics, emotional resilience, daily routines, and finances. My picture book, Daniel and His Starry Night…

    Cart racing down a grocery store aisle. Pop Culture Influences Health
    By: Brittni Brown January 11, 2016 0 Comments
    Pop Culture: Watch for Its Influences on Your Health Habits

    Pop culture plays an interesting role on our psychological behavior, especially when it comes to the choices that we make. Popular clothing and hairstyles sported by celebrities suddenly become all th…

    DrGreene Founder Alan Greene and Cheryl Greene. Like a girl.
    By: Cheryl Greene December 30, 2015 12 Comments
    Like A Girl

    In 1995, shortly after the birth of our son, I co-founded, cited by the American Medical Association as “the pioneer physician website”. My co-founder is my husband, Dr. Alan Greene. …

    Image of a 1950s public school building. This type of building could have used asbestos during construction.
    By: Donna Fitzgerald December 8, 2015 0 Comments
    Asbestos Exposure: How Safe Are You? How Safe Are Your Children?

    Asbestos was a popular construction material during the 20th century because of its low cost and heat and chemical resistant properties. As a result, its use became mainstream, especially in the comme…

    Little boy, sneezing and blowing his nose outdoor on a sunny winter day, sitting on a bench. Natural herbs for children can help keep kids healthy in winter.
    By: Jonathan Leger November 29, 2015 0 Comments
    Natural Herbs To Keep Your Child Healthy Through The Winter Months

    We all know the basics: Wash your hands, stay warm, and stay away from crowds when possible. But for those parents who want to do the most they can to build up their child’s immune system throug…

    Portrait of happy girl eating an apple on-the-go.
    By: Samantha November 19, 2015 0 Comments
    Healthy Food for Families On-the-Go

    In today’s world, we live our lives constantly on-the-go. From ballet class to dentist appointments to grocery store runs to dropping the children off at school, most families spend a large amount o…

    Portrait runaway teenage girl on the street with a backpack. Runaway Prevention.
    By: Maureen Blaha November 12, 2015 0 Comments
    Runaway Prevention – Get Involved!

     It’s a parent’s worst nightmare—her child has run away. A series of questions and incomprehensible outcomes run through her head. She wonders what to do, where her child was last seen, and wha…

    Blue-eyed girl in a field of flowers - Gardening together with your kids gives them an appreciation for nature.
    By: Jonathan Leger October 27, 2015 1 Comments
    See Your Children Sprout By Planting Flowers

    Children are natural gardeners. They possess incredible curiosity and get excited to try and do new things–qualities that we adults can learn from! On top of that, children often learn better by…

    Two boys playing with Jerry the Bear.
    By: Hannah Chung October 15, 2015 0 Comments
    Jerry the Bear: 4 Ways to Learn About Health Through Play

    I met Hannah and the Jerry the Bear team over three years ago. We had a fabulous discussion and I’ve been following their work since that time. It’s our pleasure to have Hannah share her …

    Beautiful golden lab autism service dog sitting in a green forrest.
    By: Allie Gleason September 3, 2015 0 Comments
    How to Prepare for an Autism Service Dog

    In just a couple of weeks, I’ll be bringing my autism service dog home. I’m really excited and can’t wait to take advantage of all the positive changes he’s going to bring to my life. As we co…

    Wheelchair bound mom at her computer.
    By: Janet Miller August 26, 2015 2 Comments
    11 Things I Learned as a Wheelchair Bound Mom of Four

    Being a wheelchair-bound mother of four was the last thing I could ever imagine becoming, but “poof!” Here I am, stuck in a wheelchair for life. When I married Edward, “Ed” to me, life was goo…

    Two teen boys giving a girl a present. Penis size during puberty.
    By: Cheryl Greene August 11, 2015 49 Comments
    Penis Size During Puberty

    Background When babies are born, “It’s a girl” or “It’s a boy” used to be the things parents were waiting to hear from the doctor or mid-wife. Now, parents have the option of finding out t…

    Woman nursing a baby. Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.
    By: Cheryl Greene August 5, 2015 0 Comments
    Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week – #LTKH

    It was our pleasure to host the Tweet Chat “Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week” with three very special guests — ObGyn Dr. Donnica Moore, Registered Dietician Bonnie Modugno and…

    Father reading a bedtime story to his daughter demonstrating parenting style.
    By: Aradhana Pandey July 31, 2015 1 Comments
    5 Ways to Know If Your Parenting Style Strikes The Right Balance

    When my husband and I had our first child, we had decided that our parenting style won’t be typical; we wanted it to be friendly. My husband wanted to be our son’s buddy who he could play with, go…

    Teenage girl in the hospital with a therapy dog for chronic pain relief.
    By: Morgan Gleason July 14, 2015 2 Comments
    Challenges of Chronic Pain

    As a teenager with a chronic disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Juvenile Arthritis, I have chronic pain. Daily pain. I am always in pain at some level. Chronic Pain Management I have learned …

    Mother and teenage daughter. The secret of parenting girls.
    By: Amy Herold MD July 7, 2015 1 Comments
    Secrets of Parenting Girls – #LTKH

    Let’s Talk Kids’ Health is the monthly Tweet Chat hosted by @DrGreene & @MsGreene. This month we talked with ObGyn @DrAmyHerold, teen advocate @KimmySWolf and others about the “S…

    Swimming Helps Teens with Asperger Syndrome
    By: Allie Gleason July 5, 2015 0 Comments
    Teens with Asperger Syndrome: How Swimming Changed One Teen’s Life

    A few years ago, I was like many other teens with Asperger Syndrome. I didn’t have many friends and struggled to fit in at school. As a result, I kept mostly to myself. For fun, I’d have my mom t…

    Young boy holding a tablet and smiling. Screentime for kids.
    By: Linsly Donnelly June 24, 2015 0 Comments
    Why I say YES to Screentime for Kids

      I used to love looking over and finding one of my three kids with their nose in a book. It feels like the ultimate parenting win: look at my kid calmly learning something over there, all by him…

    Heart Disease Begins in Childhood - photo by Bruce Tuten
    By: Neal Barnard MD June 15, 2015 2 Comments
    Heart Disease Begins in Childhood

    With summer quickly approaching, parents are taking measures to ensure that their kids will have happy, healthy holidays. Sunscreen will be sprayed, life vests secured, and helmets buckled. But what i…