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!

    African American grandparents having dinner with two granddaughters. What is family dinner?
    By: Anne Fishel PhD October 17, 2019 0 Comments
    What is a “Family Dinner,” anyway?

    For the last ten years, as a family therapist and co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, I’ve talked to hundreds of families about their dinners. Most parents know about the scientifically proven …

    Sad young black woman sitting against a wall. Could she have PCOS?
    By: Mark Trolice September 24, 2019 0 Comments
    PCOS: The Struggle is Real

    Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often spend years trying to get the right diagnosis. A new study about the syndrome’s genetic roots may help to change that. A new study’s results are a…

    Boy playing in the backyard with a waterhose. Does this yard have just a little roundup to kill the weeds?
    By: Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff August 14, 2019 3 Comments
    No Chemicals – Just A Little Roundup

    After discussing the importance of not using chemicals on their lawn, my friend hired a gardener. She never saw him weeding the grass, but it no longer grew weeds. After a few months of this, she aske…

    Crying Baby -- Baby Reflux or GERD can cause extreme crying in babies.
    By: Nicole Cassey July 16, 2019 0 Comments
    A Mom’s Perspective on Baby Reflux & Lack of Sleep

    The question a lot of new parents ask when they have an unsettled baby that is spitting up is – how do I know if my baby has reflux? Reflux is a topic very close to my heart! My first child, Jac…

    Salon basin with products in the background. Hair care during pregnancy is important.
    By: Emily Folk June 26, 2019 0 Comments
    Hair Care During Pregnancy: Feeling Beautiful and Using Safe Products While Pregnant

    Everyone knows the basic pregnancy rules — don’t smoke, don’t drink. Try to avoid raw fish. It’s all pretty clear. However, when it comes to using safe hair care and beauty products, things ca…

    Toddler in a kayak on a beautiful river. He's wearing a life jacket for boating safety.
    By: David Hamburg May 24, 2019 1 Comments
    Rowboats, Kayaks, Canoes, & Sailing: What parents need to know about boating safety

    When summer sets in, lots of families head to the beach, lake, pool, and even the pond to cool off and enjoy the fresh waters. There are those who don their snorkel masks for an underwater adventure w…

    Broken fortune cookie.
    By: Rachael Pace May 13, 2019 0 Comments
    Separation & Divorce: Will the kids really be alright?

    When most couples say “I do”, they never imagine that one day they might be tempted to say “I don’t anymore.” Experiencing difficulties in marriage doesn’t have to …

    House plant -- reducing environmental allergens home.
    By: Naomi Shaw April 30, 2019 0 Comments
    Eco-Friendly Ideas to Reduce Environmental Allergies at Home

    Developing allergies is often hereditary, but that doesn’t mean you can’t develop them over time — even if nobody in your family has them. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundat…

    By: Paul Bonea April 8, 2019 0 Comments
    Fun Family Activities for Preschoolers

    If there’s one thing that kids have and adults don’t, it is the sense of wonder when encountering the world for the first time. In their early years, almost everything is amazing by defaul…

    Little girl eating a plate of veggies. Vegetarian diets for children are safe, but pay special attention to some nutrients that may be missing.
    By: Emily Folk April 2, 2019 0 Comments
    What to Know About Vegetarian Diets for Children

    For adults, vegetarianism can be a healthy dietary choice. With proper planning, most adults can get the same or better nutrients from a vegetarian diet that they get from an omnivorous diet. Vegetari…

    Window in an old home. Could poisonous toxins be in the paint?
    By: Sarah Wolverton March 20, 2019 0 Comments
    Common Poisonous Toxins and What it Means for You

    We’ve previously mentioned the dangers of poison confusion with regular, safe products, especially where children are concerned. However, confusion isn’t the only way for exposure to poiso…

    Boy sitting at a table with a tablet. What are the best reading apps for kids?
    By: Lee Orlian February 18, 2019 0 Comments
    The 7 Best Reading Apps for Kids

    I know that new technology can often be a source of anxiety for parents. You want to make sure that your child is engaging constructively with the media they consume, but it can be hard to separate th…

    Clay pot with a single sprout - Teaching Young Kids Environmental Consciousness
    By: Emily Folk February 11, 2019 0 Comments
    Tools for Teaching Young Kids Environmental Consciousness

    The brains of young children resemble sponges with the way they quickly absorb new information, and no age is too early to begin teaching your kids to treat their other mother — Mother Earth — wit…

    Happy family with dad, son, daughter and mom looking at the camera and smiling. Does one of them suffer from tics? What are tics triggers?
    By: Sheila DeMare January 28, 2019 6 Comments
    Puzzled by Tics and Twitches? Help Could be Right Under Your Nose

    More kids have twitches and tics than ever! Just as we are seeing more childhood conditions like allergies, food sensitivities, ADHD, and autism, studies confirm that there are also more youngsters wi…

    Child in orange parka and backpack walking through the snow. Winter wellness tips for kids.
    By: Dr. Smita January 21, 2019 0 Comments
    Winter Wellness Tips for Kids

    As a pediatrician, I take care of sick children throughout the year. But the winter season brings airborne winter viruses that make children prone to getting sick all season long. This is especially t…

    Child using a tablet. Digital on-ramps help teach kids the best way to use tech.
    By: Diana Graber January 15, 2019 0 Comments
    Raising Humans in a Digital World? Use Digital On-Ramps

    When I set out to write Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology, one thing I knew for sure — parents don’t need to be assaulted with mo…

    Newborn baby girl in hospital isolet. Time for a baby gut check.
    By: Tanya Altmann MD January 7, 2019 0 Comments
    Baby Gut Check: Is baby’s gut getting the head start nature intended?

    For parents who aren’t familiar with the infant gut microbiome, it’s important to note that nature intended for a specific strain of good gut bacteria called B. infantis to outgrow bad bac…

    Dad trying to close kids laptop for digital media vacation.
    By: Diana Graber December 24, 2018 0 Comments
    Ready or Not! Kids Home for the Holidays Will Turn To Technology

    It’s that time of the year again. Kids will be on vacation with “nothing to do.” These days, activities that fill that free-time void no longer include long walks in the park, daydre…

    Child in physical therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment.
    By: Dr. Khalaf December 18, 2018 0 Comments
    Perspectives on a journey with Leukemia: Side effects of Vincristine and Physical therapy management

    I can still remember the chilling and heartrending moment, 11:00pm on Wednesday night of January 20th, 2016, when I received a call from our pediatrician to learn that my beautiful healthy twelve-year…

    Sad child in winter scarf and hat. Holiday Depression
    By: Sonia Bell December 10, 2018 0 Comments
    How to Recognize Your Child is Suffering from Holiday Depression

    The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. However, it is not always true, for kids or adults. Your kids may not spend the holiday being in all smiles and having fun. Sometim…