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!

    Little girl eating a bowl of yogurt and blueberries. Both are brain-boosting foods.
    By: Margaux Diaz April 21, 2018 0 Comments
    12 Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids

    The brain needs a plethora of nutrients to remain healthy and function properly. Well-balanced nutrition is particularly important for the developing brain of children. Parents have an amazing opportu…

    Children can be perfect wedding guests.
    By: Naomi Shaw April 9, 2018 0 Comments
    Children, Weddings & Proper Etiquette: How to help your child be the “perfect wedding guest”

    A wedding is an exciting event for not only the bride and groom, but for their guests as well. However, if you are a parent who has been invited to a wedding, you may have a few apprehensions about ta…

    Teen girl holding her head in her hands. Could she be a drug-addicted teen?
    By: James Jones March 19, 2018 0 Comments
    Six Ways a Parent Can Help a Drug-Addicted Teen

    If coping with a personal drug addiction is tough, learning that your child is addicted can be terrifying. Your first impulse may be to ignore the signs and hope the problem is “just a phase.…

    Teen Neuro-hormonal Changes - Teen girl in red sweater using a professional camera to take a photo of a winter scene.
    By: Rajeev Kurapati MD MBA February 26, 2018 0 Comments
    Channeling Teen Neuro-hormonal Changes

    As many parents can attest, the teen years are some of the most challenging. As a parent, it can be hard to remember what it was like to be a teenager, so you might feel a bit lost. Suddenly, your chi…

    Two stuffed animals getting ready for a medical procedure. Pediatric pre-operative nurses wish list.
    By: Julie Kaderabek RN and Laura Wolfe RN February 12, 2018 0 Comments
    Pediatric Pre-operative Nurse Wish List: 6 things EVERY parent should know before their child’s surgery day

    Most parents never have to meet a pediatric pre-operative nurse. If you do, we’re sure you’d like to know what’s on our pediatric pre-operative nurse wish list for parents. This list…

    Mother comforting her daughter with Relational Aggression Issues
    By: Katie Hurley February 5, 2018 1 Comments
    The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Your Daughter Cope with Relational Aggression Issues

    A fifth-grade-girl is at a loss. She sits on my couch, wringing her hands and staring hard at a piece of fuzz on the carpet. She can’t figure out how her friendships became so negative or what t…

    Girl standing alone in a school looking sad. Is she a victim of relational aggression?
    By: Katie Hurley January 29, 2018 0 Comments
    How to Spot the Sneaky Signs of Relational Aggression

    An eight-year-old girl feels like she’s alone in school. Her friends are no longer friends. Not only that, they tease and taunt her in a quiet kind of way more often than not. She tries to ask f…

    Pristine lakes are a source of raw water. They look beautiful, but is the water safe?
    By: Julie Hackett January 17, 2018 1 Comments
    Raw Water, Spring Water, Well Water, Bottled Water & Municipal Water: How do you know if your drinking water is safe?

    Raw water, currently in vogue, conjures visions for pristine lake and stream water, but could be hiding biological pathogens and toxic chemical that can’t be detected by smell and taste alone. W…

    Christmas Tree with family in background out of focus.
    By: Sylvia Smith November 27, 2017 0 Comments
    10 Holiday Balance Tips for Moms

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? For all those moms who claim responsibilities at both work and home, the holidays can morph into a dreaded season instead of a joyous one. Dre…

    Box of many colored pencils to illustrate learning differences.
    By: Steve Barnes November 20, 2017 0 Comments
    The Benefits of Alternative Teaching Methods on Students with Learning Differences

    Bright students who struggle in school are often described as having a learning difference or a learning disability. Conditions such as dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD), dyscal…

    Two children working on an art project together demonstrating social learning.
    By: Debra Brunner October 23, 2017 0 Comments
    Social Learning is Critical for Academic Success!

    The character Sheldon Cooper from the CBS TV show “The Big Bang Theory” is a familiar example from popular culture of an individual who has achieved impressive academic success but experie…

    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 app…

    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 parti…

    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 peop…