Thumbs Up Kids
    July 23, 2013
    Empowering Your Child to Say “No!”

    It is a parent’s responsibility to keep children safe by safe screening caregivers, but it is also useful to teach children how to deal with difficult situations should someone try to break a body-s…

    Kids in Bath
    July 22, 2013
    Do Your Children Have Body-Safety Rules?

    We teach children numerous rules for being safe, from blowing on hot soup and using the cross walk to wearing a seat belt and riding with a helmet. But what about personal body safety around touch, pr…

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe
    February 5, 2013
    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    The last chapter of this story starts with one 15-year-old girl named Sarah Kavanagh, a vegetarian who had gotten into the habit of reading foods labels to be sure there weren’t any hidden animal pr…

    Another Newtown is Not Inevitable
    December 15, 2012
    Another Newtown is Not Inevitable

    My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this horrific tragedy. There are no words that can heal your pain. There is no action that can undo what has been wrongly…

    Is Codeine Safe for Children?
    August 15, 2012
    Is Codeine Safe for Children?

    More than half a million tonsillectomies are performed each year on children in the U.S. More than sixty percent of those children report significant pain in the days that follow. Acetaminophen with c…

    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice
    February 16, 2012
    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice

    You may have seen headlines based on a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives about arsenic and organic brown rice syrup. Many of the headlines mention concern about the implications for…

    Biking with kids : Terror and Triumph
    January 19, 2012
    Biking with kids: Terror and Triumph

    Every Thursday, it’s bike-to-school day. Every Thursday, I’m terrified of what might happen. Every Thursday, we triumph upon arrival at our charter school, 2.5 miles from my house. (more…)…

    How young is too young for Facebook?
    September 15, 2011
    How young is too young for Facebook?

    A law proposed in California would require that social networking sites like Facebook take down content from the profiles of children under 18 if their parents request it. (more…)…

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    September 14, 2011
    Should pre-teens have cell phones? My 10-year-old thinks so.

    My 10-year-old daughter wants a cell phone. She wants it bad. So bad that the other night I came home to the note pictured below. (more…)…

    Got Metal Detector?
    July 8, 2011
    Got Metal Detector?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Maureen, It's not unusual for kids to swallow coins -- especially dimes and pennies because of their attractive size. Coins are the most common objects swallowed, and the peak age…

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    June 14, 2011
    New: skin damage starts with your child’s first summer

    It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer …

    Historic AAP Call for Chemical Change
    April 25, 2011
    Historic AAP Call for Chemical Change

    Our primary federal law that governs chemicals in the US today is now as out of date and ridiculous as a 1970s polyester leisure suit. Most people assume that if a chemical is in a common product on t…

    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011
    January 5, 2011
    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011

    I remember being a child and hearing my parents talk about how fast time was moving. Now I’m the parent and I know what they were talking about. But not only is time moving more quickly for us as ad…

    Hidden Holiday Hazards
    December 20, 2010
    Hidden Holiday Hazards

    Avoiding hidden holiday hazards is a great way to love your kids this holiday season. video platform video management video solutions video player…

    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?
    November 28, 2010
    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?

    The more I study kids, the more I study health, and the more I study the environment, the more I become convinced that how we produce food is central to good health, a sustainable environment, and enj…

    How Green is your Childcare?
    October 22, 2010
    How Green is your Childcare?

    As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children – among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us g…

    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet
    September 22, 2010
    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    Dressing newborn babies is a fine art. Getting tiny flailing limbs to shimmy down a long sleeve. Easing a floppy little head through a neck hole. Keeping their infinitesimal socks from falling off the…

    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy
    August 10, 2010
    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy

    For years doctors have encouraged parents to store toxic household cleaning products in locked cabinets, out of sight and reach of children. While this advice may have helped considerably, with injury…

    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality
    May 27, 2010
    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality

    Most of us spend the vast majority of each day indoors, where air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outside. Indoor air quality issues revolve around environmental contaminants such as allergens and…

    As Easy as One, Two, Three: Simple Rules to Help Make Choices that are Great for Families and the Environment
    May 24, 2010
    As Easy as One, Two, Three: Simple Rules to Help Make Choices that are Great for Families and the Environment

    You may be surprised to know that, pound for pound, kids eat more food, drink more liquids and inhale more fumes than adults. That’s why, according to the EPA, carcinogens in our environment are on …