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!

    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 4 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…

    Couple holding hands during birth process. Is mom passing along B. infantis?
    By: Tanya Altmann MD December 3, 2018 0 Comments
    Meet B. infantis, the Good Gut Bacteria ALL Moms Should Know

    The infant gut microbiome is made up of thousands of different bacterial strains. Some of these strains are considered “good” and can help build important things like immunity and metabo…

    Kids and dad doing chores around the house.
    By: Sheila DeMare November 26, 2018 5 Comments
    Help with the Laundry? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!”

    I can still see the stunned look on my 6-year-old’s face when I asked him to help me with laundry. He was downright appalled. In his mind, this was clearly my job. After all, he was “just …

    Kids Tech Gifts - Dad and kid on tech gadgets sids by side
    By: Diana Graber November 19, 2018 0 Comments
    Tech Gifts for Kids: To Buy Or Not To Buy?

    Are you thinking of buying kids tech gifts his season? If so, you are not alone. Last year, gaming devices, smartphones, tablets and more were some of the season’s hottest gifts for kids, in fac…

    Young boy measure glucose level from a drop of blood. Childhood diabetes.
    By: Chandler Coleman November 5, 2018 0 Comments
    The Early Signs & Symptoms of Childhood Diabetes

    Did you know that over 30 million Americans currently suffer from diabetes? Many are misinformed about what diabetes is, and how it affects the human body. Diabetes is a disorder of the human metaboli…

    Anxious boy.
    By: Adrian Szasz October 29, 2018 0 Comments
    5 Anxiety-relieving Herbs for Kids

    Is your child stressed out lately? Or perhaps your child is suffering from a chronic issue? Sometimes, the reason your child is anxious isn’t quite clear. It could be an external factor, or it c…

    young woman looking at the ocean. Has she had her annual mammogram?
    By: Chandler Coleman October 24, 2018 0 Comments
    A Question for All Moms: Have You Had Your Annual Mammogram?

    Did you know breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women? And on top of being one of the most common cancers, breast cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed. Sometimes this is…

    Boy with headphones playing on a tablet. Raising humans in a digital world is tough!
    By: Diana Graber October 15, 2018 0 Comments
    The Secret to Raising Humans in a Digital World? A Strong Foundation

    This is Part 1 in a series of posts about helping children build a safe and healthy relationship with technology. What kind of kids do you want to raise? If you were to ask parents around the world th…

    Red hot water bottle on a belly. Leaky gut.
    By: Annie Salsberg ND October 3, 2018 0 Comments
    How to Spot Leaky Gut Syndrome in Kids – and How to Encourage Healing

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about a condition called “leaky gut”. Some common signs and symptoms may include chronic congestion, eczema, and ongoing digestive discomfort. So if…