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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 …

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

    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…

    Life with Twins #5—The Toddler Years
    November 21, 2008
    Life with Twins #5—The Toddler Years

    Most parents of multiples agree that each year with twins become exponentially easier. I can personally attest to that fact now that my twins are two years old. (more…)…

    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…

    Chubby Babies: Is the Baby Fat Here to Stay?
    September 1, 2008
    Chubby Babies: Is the Baby Fat Here to Stay?

    How quickly does being overweight affect health? Overweight babies and toddlers under age 2 already show signs of health problems according to a study in the August 2008, Pediatrics. Those over the 95…

    Vitamin Sunshine
    July 3, 2008
    Vitamin Sunshine

    An astonishing forty percent of healthy babies and toddlers in a recent study had low levels of vitamin D. Results of this important study appear in the June 2008 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent…

    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…

    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 …

    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 in - th…

    Brain Building
    January 29, 2007
    Brain Building

    Today in the United States, 1 in 6 children suffers from  a disability that affects their behavior, memory, or ability to learn. More than  $80 billion dollars are spent each year in the U.S. to tre…

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 4
    October 30, 2006
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 4

    The Poet The poet's journey is the story of learning to observe and describe one's experience of the world. Great poets are first great listeners. There are two sides of the language coin: understandi…

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 3
    October 27, 2006
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 3

    The Scholar The scholar's story is one of emotional and intellectual growth. Behind the scenes, your baby is gaining, not just strength and coordination, but a deep understanding of the way things wor…

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 2
    October 25, 2006
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 2

    The Athlete Soon your little athlete will be full of energy, sprinting forward in life. Training for this race begins with tummy time soon after the umbilical stump  has fallen off. This exercise bui…

    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 1
    October 23, 2006
    Apprentice, Athlete, Scholar, Poet – Part 1

    Introduction The toddler that rushes down the hall calling, “Mommy phone!” is dramatically different from the newborn you held in your arms a moment and an eternity ago. Astonishing and unparallel…

    Bedwetting and Baby Food
    July 26, 2006
    Bedwetting and Baby Food

    Early childhood nutrition is fundamental to how the brain and nervous system develop. Babies' brains are structurally different, depending on what they eat in the first two years of life. Optimal nutr…

    How Do I Leave?
    February 17, 2006
    How Do I Leave?

    When you really leave, do not make a big fuss over going and do not sneak out. Children need a simple, affectionate, direct "Bye-bye, I'll be back." Be sure to tell them when you'll be back. Anxiety c…

    Will This Ever End?
    February 15, 2006
    Will This Ever End?

    Most healthy babies and toddlers exhibit at least one phase of stranger/separation anxiety as part of normal development. The first peak of separation anxiety usually takes place in the second half of…