Adorable corgi puppy perfect for someone with a dog obsession.
    May 17, 2016
    8 Reasons Your Dog Obsession Makes You Happier and Healthier

    Do you have a dog obsession? That puppy you adopted isn't just a cute, fluffy companion. Dogs actually make you happier and healthier - here are 8 reasons why. 1. Dogs are a source of healthy bacteria…

    Kids playing tug of war at Summer Camp. Summer Camp FAQ.
    February 29, 2016
    Summer Camp FAQ

    In my last post, "To Camp or Not To Camp: Day Camp, Overnight Camp, or No Camp?" I discussed some pretty big questions about deciding if your child is ready for summer camp and how you decide between…

    Kids sitting on a tree branch at summer camp.
    February 25, 2016
    To Camp or Not To Camp: Day Camp, Overnight Camp, or No Camp?

    During a particularly long and cold winter, I decided it was time to send my 2 older kids to summer camp. They were 9 and 11 at the time, and I reasoned that they were ready, right? They had been on a…

    Young girl giving her teddy bear an injection. Seven Tips to Teach Kids to Play a Key Role in Their Own Health Care.
    January 25, 2016
    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
    January 18, 2016
    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…

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

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

    Portrait runaway teenage girl on the street with a backpack. Runaway Prevention.
    November 12, 2015
    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…

    Beautiful golden lab autism service dog sitting in a green forrest.
    September 3, 2015
    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…

    Father reading a bedtime story to his daughter demonstrating parenting style.
    July 31, 2015
    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…

    Mother and teenage daughter. The secret of parenting girls.
    July 7, 2015
    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 "Secrets of Parentin…

    Boy in the street with injury screaming after falling off to his bicycle
    May 28, 2015
    What to Do When Your Child’s Tooth Gets Knocked Out

    It's traumatizing for a parent: your child comes running to you, blood streaming from their mouth, after having fallen off their bike. My wife loves to tell the story of when she fell off her bike as …

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    May 26, 2015
    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I'm not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial difference i…

    Young girl riding her bicycle in the living room of a home in the process of being rennovated.
    May 22, 2015
    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 my kids ever nap, and how do I ensure their s…

    Mother and toddler age daughter brushing each other's teeth.
    May 20, 2015
    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. One of our daughters even used to flat-o…

    Black and white dog sitting on a small child's lap.
    February 21, 2015
    Adding a Pet to Your Family

    You've been thinking about adding a pet to your family, but you have questions. What pet is right for us? Is this the right time? How many pets are right for our family? Will one pet get lonely when …

    Mom, Dad and several adult kids enjoying time together.
    February 12, 2015
    12 Life Lessons for Moms with Young Children or What I Wish I’d Known Then What I Know Now

    I'm an empty nester. A recent part of the sandwich generation. My kids are grown. My parents are gone. I'm starting (just starting) to have senior moments. In many cultures women of my stage in life a…

    Three young siblings obviously very comfortable with each other.
    June 11, 2014
    Fatherhood Without Plan B

    “Well, let me be the first to tell you, there are two babies in there.”  {pause} “And this appointment is now going to be twice as long so you might want to run down and put money in the meter.…

    Happy family in Italy
    June 9, 2014
    Fatherhood: A Gift to Ourselves and to the Future

    I feel like I've know my wife and children for centuries. Not necessarily in other lifetimes, maybe just as souls or particles of light that finally got a chance to become human. And even if our becom…

    Foster Goal-Digging Not Gold-Digging in Your Children
    June 6, 2014
    Foster Goal-Digging…Not Gold-Digging in Your Children

    Parenting is the most important and rewarding part of life.  We have the divine opportunity to teach love, confidence, compassion, discipline and responsibility to another person. We will know what k…

    Self-Confidence Begins in the Home
    June 5, 2014
    Self-Confidence Begins in the Home

    A child’s sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented in their home.  How a child sees themselves will influence eve…