Teenage girl walking two horses in a pasture. Horses are great for kids.
    April 18, 2016
    Kids and Horses (50 Shades of Hay…)

    Cuteness is in the eye of the beholder. As a parent, I am allowed to be completely biased about my children. But is there anything cuter than a little girl on a horse, a huge smile across her face, pi…

    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…

    Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone
    June 17, 2015
    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child's tired, raspy voice whispers "Mom? Moooooom?" It's now that you realize, this will not be the night of restful sleep you've been fan…

    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…

    Make 2015 the Year We End Junk Food Marketing to Kids - Featured Photo by Daniel Oines
    December 29, 2014
    End Junk Food Marketing to Kids

    Today, please  join Casey Hinds for our fifth Guest Post in the series “One Thing I’d Change in 2015″ — DrGreene Team Public (more…)…

    How Do You Limit Your Child's Screen Time? There's an App for That!
    November 30, 2012
    How Do You Limit Your Child’s Screen Time? There’s an App for That!

    In the coming years, technology will continue to play a large role in our children's lives.  I'm sure you have seen YouTube videos of babies and toddlers swiping through their parents’ iPads, knowi…

    A Few of My Favorite Apps
    November 29, 2012
    A Few of My Favorite Apps

    I will admit to being addicted to certain endless runner type games on my iPhone.  All in the name of research as The iPhone Mom! But when it comes to my children, I try to limit their time with this…

    Your Girls and Your Boys Should Have HPV Vaccinations
    November 13, 2012
    Your Girls…and Your Boys Should Have HPV Vaccinations

    Prevention of any disease is what you want to do for your children. You want to give them the best life possible. Physicians know that the HPV (human papilloma virus) causes many diseases. And HPV vac…

    Back To School Tips: Things That Will Help Keep You Sane
    August 24, 2012
    Back To School Tips: Things That Will Help Keep You Sane

    Back to school activities, back to school shopping, back to school goals…. August and September can bring so many overwhelming feelings that it is easy to get overwhelmed. (more…)…

    Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms
    August 23, 2012
    Back To School Tips: The Importance of “Me” Time for Moms

    Back-to-school signals that time of year where the hectic days of shuttling kids to and from camp, swim practice and play dates morphs into shuttling kids to and from school, soccer practice and play …

    Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping
    August 22, 2012
    Back To School Tips: Stress-free Clothes Shopping

    Back to School can be a stressful time.  According to our survey of Moms most families in 2012 will be focused on ways to cut back and make every dollar stretch further than it has ever before.  Whe…

    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester
    August 21, 2012
    Back To School Tips: Helping Your Child Set Goals for the Semester

    “There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.” 
Henry Ford Back to school is an exciting time for everyone.  Nothing makes us feel quite as focused as cr…

    Back To School Tips: Getting a Handle on Afterschool Activities
    August 20, 2012
    Back To School Tips: Getting a Handle on Afterschool Activities

    As we enter this busy back-to-school season with just a few nods of the head you may find that suddenly you need another income and a time machine in order to meet the commitments of your childís aft…

    Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather
    June 15, 2012
    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and the…

    Top Ten Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do to Improve School Lunch!
    February 13, 2012
    Top Ten Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do to Improve School Lunch!

    Parents have power. When your children are in trouble you do anything to help. A parent concerned for the health and well-being of their child is a powerful force. So when parents who normally prepare…

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    October 31, 2011
    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade co…

    Homemade Foods - Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet
    October 17, 2011
    Homemade Foods – Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet

    As back to school shifts into full gear, a recent study examining the relationship between   commercially prepared foods and the rise in childhood obesity concerned us. The findings concluded that a…

    Digital Footprint
    October 14, 2011
    Digital Footprint

    Most kids do not know what is meant by the term “digital footprint”.  In fact, if you are a parent that isn’t sure of what a digital footprint is or why you need to be concerned about it, you a…

    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…)…

    Young Girl Playing in Outdoors Water
    June 14, 2011
    Skin Damage Starts with Your Child’s First Sun Over-exposure

    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 …