Learning Foods is Like Learning a Language
    January 27, 2010
    Learning Foods is Like Learning a Language

    I received a great question from @ChowMamaStacie on Twitter (which was posed by @amanda by way of @kidappeal),  "What do you say or do when kids make funny faces as they taste food?” I suggest a lo…

    Dosing Spoon Surprise
    January 6, 2010
    Dosing Spoon Surprise

    Once again, my take is different than that of most. About 70 percent of Americans measure their liquid medicines in kitchen spoons. But when smart college students were asked to pour a real teaspoon o…

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    September 18, 2009
    It’s Time to Green Your School with greenschools!

    Say goodbye to wasteful bag lunches, plastic water bottles, unhealthy fundraisers, and unhealthy cleaning chemicals that make people sick!  There is so much we can do to make our schools and our plan…

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    September 17, 2009
    What Can You Do To Protect Your Children’s Health From Environmental Exposures at School?

    If your children suffer from allergies, asthma, ADHD, hypersensitivity, cancer, diabetes, or a compromised immune system, then feel empowered and know that there are organization like greenschools, wh…

    The Toy-Buying Rule Of Three
    February 13, 2009
    The Toy-Buying Rule Of Three

    A month or so ago, I received a call asking my thoughts on buying toys. (My first thought was, of course - “no please, we have too many!”) Calming down I was able to briefly discuss the “not-qui…

    They Do What They See
    February 12, 2009
    They Do What They See

    My friend Best made an interesting comment yesterday. She said her 6-year-old son had decided to make a ladder. So, he went to the garage, selected some pieces of wood, nails and a hammer and…did so…

    Healthy School Birthday Treats
    February 9, 2009
    Healthy School Birthday Treats

    Recently, after a prolonged period of “promote the sugar high” my child’s school laid down some rules. Up to that point, to my frustration parents and teachers seem to, on a daily basis, ply the…

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    February 4, 2009
    Monkey See, Monkey Do Principle of Parenting

    What are you teaching your kids? You may be shocked to realize much of your child’s behavior, whether appropriate or not, is connected to how you parent. Parenting is the toughest job you will ever …

    Get Your Kids Up and Moving
    February 3, 2009
    Get Your Kids Up and Moving

    We all know about the importance of fitting exercise into our daily lives. However, millions of Americans still do not get exercise regularly. With the obesity epidemic all around us, it is time for e…

    Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for Your Children
    January 26, 2009
    Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for Your Children

    If the world were a perfect place, we wouldn’t have to worry about giving supplements to our families. Children are miraculously designed to thrive on a balanced variety of whole foods: fruits, vegg…

    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Holiday Toys
    November 28, 2008
    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Holiday Toys

    I have wonderful news about toys! The exciting, groundbreaking CPSC reform act, overwhelmingly approved by both the Senate and the House this summer, starts the countdown toward safer toys for your ch…

    Cold Medicine for Your Kids
    October 22, 2008
    Cold Medicine for Your Kids

    Last year an advisory panel of independent experts convened by the FDA recommended that the FDA ban popular over-the-counter oral decongestants, antihistamines and cough suppressants for children unde…

    Cholesterol, Drugs, and Kids
    July 9, 2008
    Cholesterol, Drugs, and Kids

    Controversial new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics call for more children to get their cholesterol checked, starting as young as age 2, and for some kids to be started on statin drug…

    Temper Tantrums - When to Worry
    December 13, 2007
    Temper Tantrums – When to Worry

    Temper tantrums can be a normal and common part of early childhood, but sometimes they are a sign of a problem that needs to be addressed. Parents often ask me whether their child's tantrums are beyon…

    Superbugs at School (and Preschool)
    October 22, 2007
    Superbugs at School (and Preschool)

    MRSA infections now kill more Americans than does HIV/AIDS, according to a CDC report in the October 17, 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association. Most of these infections are in adults over a…

    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health
    August 15, 2007
    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health

    Regular contact with farm animals is associated with a dramatically lower risk of a young child's later developing an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis …

    The Bedtime Pass Program
    July 11, 2007
    The Bedtime Pass Program

    For almost ten years now I’ve suggested using a simple, easy “Get Out of Bed Free Card” for those who want to help preschool and school-age children learn to happily stay in their own rooms at n…

    Digital Childhood, Physical World
    May 20, 2007
    Digital Childhood, Physical World

    Today's generation of children is growing up unlike any previous generation in history. In the last 10 years there has been an explosion of digital and electronic media available to and even targeted …

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 4 - Baby Food
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #4

      #4 Organic Baby Foods Picture a treasured, pristine newborn, just beginning the voyage of life. Imagine a baby who hasn't yet picked up the habits or tastes you wish you never had. Let it sink …

    “Baby Fat”
    September 13, 2006
    “Baby Fat”

    I often hear from parents who expect that their cute, chubby young children  will naturally thin out as their height spurts up. Unfortunately, it doesn't tend to work out that way. Instead, making ch…