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!

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    By: Dr. Kate Morrison ND September 11, 2014 0 Comments
    Cow Milk Intolerance: What parents should know

        As a mom and naturopathic doctor who is passionate about nutrition and wellness, I love introducing my children to healthy new foods. But both at home and in my practice, I have seen fir…

    Little girl leaning over the back of a dinning room chair, looking longly for breakfast.
    By: Dr. Kate Morrison ND September 10, 2014 1 Comments
    Rise and Shine: 3 easy ways to harness the power of protein for kids at breakfast

      We’ve all heard the refrain that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the real key – especially for busy families– is what’s on the menu. Protein in particular is essent…

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    By: Dr. Kate Morrison ND September 9, 2014 1 Comments
    3 Reasons to Love Goat Milk for Kids

      In my naturopathic practice, I have often treated children presenting with symptoms including chronic congestion, rashes and digestive discomfort, which are all indicative of a cow milk intoler…

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    By: Dr. Kate Morrison ND September 8, 2014 0 Comments
    How Toddlers Can Benefit from Supplements

      The toddler years are a time of huge transition – and one of the biggest changes is in how they receive the majority of their nourishment. Not so long ago, their diet consisted of milk or for…

    Young girl sits on a sofa in a furniture store.
    By: Johanna Congleton PhD September 3, 2014 0 Comments
    The Questionable Safety of Replacement Fire Retardants

      Several years ago, a class of fire retardant chemicals known as PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, were phased out of consumer products because of toxicity concerns. Scientific tests sho…

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    By: Johanna Congleton PhD September 2, 2014 0 Comments
    EWG-Duke Study Finds Children Have Higher Exposures to Toxic Fire Retardants

      When fire retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, were pulled off the U.S. market due to toxicity concerns, public health advocates hoped they would be replaced with safer…

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    By: Michael Cameron PhD August 29, 2014 0 Comments
    The Big Apple

      Parents that are preparing to send their child back to school should also be aware of many of the resources the public school has to offer. Many of the resources outlined here are available thr…

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    By: Michael Cameron PhD August 28, 2014 0 Comments
    The Apple of Your Family’s Eye: Family Ties

      Family support is always beneficial. Here are some tips on how to prepare the family of a child on the Autism Spectrum for the new school year: Communicate Expectations Hold a family meeting at…

    Boy in bright orange shirt standing in the woods, looking off into space.
    By: Michael Cameron PhD August 27, 2014 0 Comments
    How About Them Apples?: Preparation is the Key To Success

      Want your child to have a school year to brag about?  Of course you do. Here are some tips on how to prepare a child on the Autism Spectrum for the upcoming school year: Pre-teach Rituals and …

    Teacher with a small group of students in a reading circle.
    By: Michael Cameron PhD August 26, 2014 0 Comments
    Bring an Apple to the Teacher: Teaching the Teacher

      Spending some time at the beginning of the school year to teach your child’s new teacher about your child can have lasting benefits. Here are some tips on how to prepare a child on the Autism…

    Closeup of several green apples with one red apple in the middle
    By: Michael Cameron PhD August 25, 2014 0 Comments
    Red Apples for Returning to School

      For a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as their families, returning back to school after a string of relaxed summer days can produce a relevant level of stress. Although the manifes…

    Semi-truck with large Coca-Cola billboard painted on the side with school children in front.
    By: Casey Hinds August 22, 2014 0 Comments
    Back to School Sticky Situation #4: Schools as Ads for Junk Food

      What will you do when your child’s school is used by fast food and soda companies for marketing to students?  Knowing how junk food marketing shapes kids’ preferences, I have worked to lim…

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    By: Casey Hinds August 21, 2014 0 Comments
    Back to School Sticky Situation #3: Junk Food Fundraisers

      What will you do if the PTA asks you to support a cookie dough fundraiser?  Will you send your child out to hit up family and friends to buy junk food in communities already suffering from die…

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    By: Casey Hinds August 20, 2014 0 Comments
    Back to School Sticky Situation #2: Class Party Sugar Overload

      What will you do if you’re asked to bring sugary drinks to a class party already overloaded with cake, cookies and candy?  This is another sticky situation I’ve encountered and had to deci…

    Single package of Smarties Candy sitting on an empty school desk.
    By: Casey Hinds August 19, 2014 0 Comments
    Back to School Sticky Situation #1: Candy Rewards at School

      What will you do if your child comes home and tells you her teacher is using candy as a reward?  This was one of the first sticky situations I encountered when my oldest started school.  With…

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    By: Casey Hinds August 18, 2014 0 Comments
    Solutions for Sticky Back to School Situations

      Hard to believe it’s time for another back to school post.  Last year I wrote about my top five tips for a healthy start to the school year. I recommended parents: 1)     Get familiar wi…

    Two kids sitting on a sofa playing with an iPad
    By: Kathleen Berchelmann MD August 15, 2014 0 Comments
    11 Best Educational Apps & Web Sites for Kids

      Most pediatricians agree that a little bit of screen time each day is okay for kids.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children over 2 should be limited to 2 hours of “recrea…

    Mother and newborn sleeping in a hospital bed with skin-to-skin contact
    By: Kathleen Berchelmann MD August 14, 2014 0 Comments
    11 Medical Decisions to Make for Your Baby Before Delivery (or someone else will make them for you)

      In the first few hours of your baby’s life you will need to make 11 medical decisions for your tiny new person, or someone else will make them for you.  I’ve attended deliveries for more t…

    Newborn on mother's chest just after delivery. Ob in the background.
    By: Kathleen Berchelmann MD August 13, 2014 0 Comments
    Better Births, Less Anemia: Delayed Cord Clamping Made Easy

      Waiting just 1-2 minutes after birth before cutting your baby’s umbilical cord can protect her from anemia, yet most obstetricians don’t do it.  I know why … I’m a hospital based p…

    Smiling, blue-eyed baby crawling on a hardwood floor.
    By: Kathleen Berchelmann MD August 12, 2014 0 Comments
    Great News: A Dirty Home May Be a Healthy Home

        St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University contributed to a mutli-city study that revealed that children who, during their first year of life, lived in homes with bacteria…