Guest Posts

    Our invited Guest Bloggers share their Perspective on children's health and parenting. Their view point may be different than Dr. Greene's, but each guest has a valuable view point. Well worth reading!

    Gymnast Gabby Douglas was the target of celebrity shaming during the 2016 olympics.
    By: Sue Scheff October 9, 2017 0 Comments
    Celebrity Online Shaming: What Can We Learn & What We Can Teach Our Children

    Celebrities—especially females—are perhaps the biggest targets for online shaming. Celebrity online shaming is real. Generations of stars have endured the sniping and scrutiny of gossip rags, from…

    Three teenage girls laying on carpet with cell phones. Online shaming is real.
    By: Sue Scheff October 2, 2017 0 Comments
    Online Shaming: I Can’t Believe They Posted That!

    From tweens to Millennials to aging seniors, online shaming doesn’t discriminate. Imagine waking up to find out you’re a victim of revenge porn from a vengeful ex. Maybe your webcam had be…

    Water color of a child riding a blanket (lovely) on a cloud
    By: Judith Wolf Mandell and Sally Loughridge PhD September 26, 2017 0 Comments
    Loveys: All you ever wanted to know!

    You’re on vacation and your child’s adored stuffed animal has been left behind: meltdown! You’ve tossed your child’s musky blanket swatch into the wash: inconsolable mourning! …

    Mom with two young children in a kitchen - stepfamily appreciation
    By: Diane Ingram Fromme September 18, 2017 0 Comments
    A Week for Stepfamily Appreciation

    Riddle me this: What September holiday isn’t listed on the Hallmark holiday calendar? Hint: It is an official national holiday. And, it’s a chance to tell stepfamily members that you appre…

    Woman with a cane learning to walk as part of her stroke journey.
    By: Melissa Moog September 11, 2017 0 Comments
    Whole in My Heart: A young mother’s remarkable stroke journey

    According to the AHA/ASA nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke every year. Little did I know I’d be one of them. A trauma like this alters the course of your being. When it strikes, with no apparen…

    Group of teens posing for a selfie on the steps o a building. Posting selfies is part of teen social media behavior.
    By: Bob Hand September 5, 2017 0 Comments
    Social Media Behavior: It’s Time to Talk with Your Teen

    Most parents understand the importance of discussing online safety and security with their children, but may not understand how regular social media use can have a negative impact on mental well-being…

    Partial Eclipse
    By: Howard Schiffer August 21, 2017 0 Comments
    Why I Believe in The Eclipse

    The Eclipse is doing what no politician, political party, media, or leadership has been able to do – it’s bringing people together. It’s crossing blue states and red states with no partiality. B…

    Kitchen sink with water running. Drink tap water to save on plastic waste!
    By: Molly Connell August 1, 2017 0 Comments
    Make a positive change – Drink tap water!

    When you have a child, you look at the world in a different way. Many parents understand, often for the first time, what they do can use up our finite resourses or preserve them for future generations…

    By: Naomi Shaw July 25, 2017 0 Comments
    Pamper Your Children — The Right Way

    Most parents have vivid memories of their children having a fit if they didn’t get what they wanted. If you are lucky enough not to have this memory, you’ve probably encountered other people’s c…

    Brain shaped ice cream melting on an iPad. Avoid summer brain drain!
    By: Chris Imperios July 10, 2017 0 Comments
    How to Make Sure Your Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain

    Summer is a great time for your kids to let go of school stress and have fun, but these warm weather months can also cause learning loss. The excitement of summer can quickly give way to boredom, and …

    Lifeguard tower on a sunny beach. You need safer sun protection.
    By: Amanda Queen July 3, 2017 0 Comments
    Safer Sun Protection

    Happy SUMMER! How can you not fall in love with the long warm days and relaxed fun of summer?! It’s a beautiful time of year, and perfect for outdoor family fun. These days, we all know the importan…

    Launching a memorial balloon.
    By: Diane Ingram Fromme June 26, 2017 0 Comments
    Tap Your Loss Experiences to Help Children Grieve

    Remembrances and sometimes regrets come along with the loss of a loved one. It’s been years since my parents passed away, and questions still runs through my mind: Did I make the most of my time wit…

    Kids and pets go together. Can pets make for better-behave children?
    By: Naomi Shaw June 19, 2017 0 Comments
    Better-Behaved Children: Can Pets Make a Difference?

    Parents choose to acquire a pet for their children for a variety reasons. Sometimes it’s so they’ll simply have a companion, other times it may be to teach them important lessons about respons…

    Teenage boy juggling balls.
    By: Sally Loughridge PhD June 13, 2017 0 Comments
    Caring for Healthy and Ill Children During a Pediatric Health Crisis—A Parental Juggling Act

    Imagine in the air, above your outstretched hands, there is a flurry of juggling pins—orange for work, green for children, blue for relationships, yellow for household, and more. Can you keep all th…

    The Teen (Prescription) Drug Problem
    By: Tyler Jacobson June 5, 2017 0 Comments
    The Teen (Prescription) Drug Problem

    Parents worry. We just do, but there are a few times that cause us to worry more than normal. High on that list – teenage parties. Even though we trust your teen to make the right choices, we may st…

    Child developing handwriting skills.
    By: Maureen Kilgore May 28, 2017 0 Comments
    Developing Handwriting Skills: When do children learn to write?

    From the moment your baby was conceived you dreamed of what they would look like, of them talking, walking, what they might be like when they grew up. The toddler years are a magical time as you watch…

    Parent reading aloud to a chld.
    By: Naomi Shaw May 17, 2017 0 Comments
    Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Child

    Ensuring kids read for 20 minutes each night has become an ingrained habit for most parents. But there are nights when kids just have no desire to crack open a book. Maybe they’re sick. Or tired. Ma…

    Toddler playing ball on the grass. Fun springtime outdoor activities for kids.
    By: Naomi Shaw May 1, 2017 0 Comments
    Fun Springtime Outdoor Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

    Children are naturally adventurous and love to get out and explore, so you won’t have to push and prod them to go outside and engage in some fun activities now that the weather’s warming up. While…

    Open book with the word "focus" in focus and the rest of the page out of focus. Homework break ticket - photo by Romain Vignes
    By: Maureen Kilgore April 17, 2017 0 Comments
    Using “Homework Break Tickets” to Take a Break from Homework Wars!

    For many families elementary school homework means tears are shed — by both the parents and the kids. My son, who is now an “A” student, found first grade homework so hard. He found writing …

    Sleepy teen -- they need more than you think.
    By: Michael Brues April 9, 2017 0 Comments
    Teens Need More Sleep Than You Think

    The life of today’s teenager is busy and in constant flux. They have increasing responsibilities at school and at home, their social lives are expanding, their independence is growing, and they’re…