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  • The Truth And Nothing But The Truth About Successful Parents

    The Truth And Nothing But The Truth About Successful Parents

    What if I told you much of what you hear about parenting is not true? What if I told you the color of one’s skin, race, creed or national origin has no predictive value on their potential to be a good parent? What if I told you that neither gender, class, nor socio-economic status guarantee […] Read full story

  • What Computers And Parenting Have In Common

    What Computers And Parenting Have In Common

    A couple of months ago, I was in Silicon Valley. During my travels, I toured the Computer History Museum. If you or your child are fans of computers and technology, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California is a must see. Even if you only have a remote interest in computers and technology, the […] Read full story

  • Give The Gift that Is Free and Priceless

    Give The Gift That Is Free And Priceless

    Have you ever wanted to do something for your child that is memorable? Do you find it hard to give your child that special gift that every other child doesn’t already have? Would you like to provide your child with a meaningful gift that can last an eternity? Hold on tight because I am going […] Read full story

  • Great Children Do Not Happen By Accident

    Great Children Do Not Happen By Accident

    In the US, nearly 11,000 babies are born each day. In nearly every case, the parents of that newborn have great expectations for their child. Almost universally, parents dream that their bouncing bundle of joy will someday become a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, a teacher, an athlete, or even President. Yet, despite the incredible hopes […] Read full story

  • Youve Got Mail

    You’ve Got Mail!

    Do you ever take walks with your child? How about a walk to the mailbox? Due to increased use of email, chances are you have done more of the former than the latter. However, if by some great stroke of luck you had the fortune of walking with a toddler to the mailbox, you may […] Read full story

  • Fun Foods to Grow in the Garden

    Fun Foods to Grow in the Garden

    As a pediatrician who is committed to preventing disease, I’ve become more invested in making sure my patients benefit from a protective diet of whole foods. Gardening is one of tne more useful tools I have used to promote healthy eating. As I discussed in earlier posts, kids who garden are more likely to prefer […] Read full story

  • And Now Lets Get the Garden Growing

    And Now Let’s Get the Garden Growing!

    Hopefully my post on  Dig Up 5 Great Lessons When You Garden with Kids has convinced you that starting a garden will be not only beneficial to your kids but also a lot of fun. You have also learned about the great tools you need. So how do you get started? Let me begin by […] Read full story

  • For a Great Garden Make Sure You Have Great Tools

    For A Great Garden Make Sure You Have Great Tools!

    I have enjoyed gardening with my kids at home, and for the past few years I have also enjoyed heading up a gardening project at their school. As a pediatrician it’s been awesome to see these kids eating the great food they grow and knowing that they are building healthy habits. What I have learned […] Read full story

  • Get Messy and Plant a Garden

    Get Messy and Plant a Garden!

    In this age of “germaphobia” I see so many parents chasing their children with hand sanitizer in hopes of keeping them healthy. In today’s post I will discuss how a little dirt may be good for our kids, and how once in a while getting messy in the garden is a really good thing! Let […] Read full story

  • Dig Up 5 Great Lessons When You Garden with Kids

    Dig Up 5 Great Lessons When You Garden with Kids

    Over the past several years as a pediatrician I have grown more committed to teaching my patients and their families about the importance of a healthy diet in preventing illness. This year, I started my own pediatrics practice to be able to fully embrace that commitment. In addition to an onsite teaching kitchen for showing […] Read full story