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!

    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…

    Child with whimsical chalk artwork in the background. Nitght-time toilet training strategies help kids have better days!
    By: Karen Radford April 3, 2017 1 Comments
    Prepare for Success: Night-time Toilet Training Strategies with a Bedwetting Alarm

    Preparing your child to use a bedwetting alarm is often the key to success. Familiarising them with how the alarm works and then training them to use it beforehand prepares them well for the night-tim…

    Person outside in wheelchair. Disabilities exercise.
    By: Donna Fitzgerald March 20, 2017 0 Comments
    Exercise Tips for People With Disabilities

    Exercise. Everyone needs it. Not everyone loves it, at least not at first. And for people with disabilities, getting enough exercise can be a goal fraught with unique challenges. Gym equipment, for ex…

    Child painting. Many children have learning differences.
    By: Mary Stewart-Oliver March 13, 2017 0 Comments
    Students with Learning Differences: Six Ways Targeted Interventions Can Yield Success

    Students with learning differences have shown to achieve greater academic success through targeted educational intervention, which requires extensive evaluations of each student. In school districts w…

    Baby sleeping in a bright room. Sleep daylight saving time.
    By: Deb Herdman March 10, 2017 0 Comments
    Daylight Saving…friend or foe?

    Spring see’s the return of Daylight Saving, and after a long cold winter and short days, you’ll likely be making plans on how you will fill those extra hours of daylight, when the kids are fast as…

    Elderly woman staring into the distance. Why You Should Visit the Doctor with an Elderly Loved One
    By: Donna Fitzgerald February 27, 2017 0 Comments
    Why You Should Visit the Doctor with an Elderly Loved One

    Whether you are your elderly loved one’s caretaker or just want to make sure that your parent or grandparent is healthy, there are benefits to accompanying him or her to the doctor. Even if your eld…

    Mom and child interacting - PCIT.
    By: Dr. Trenna Sutcliffe February 12, 2017 0 Comments
    Behavioral Struggles at Home? PCIT: The toolbox that every parent needs!

    At times parenting may feel like one of the most challenging experiences an adult may have. I know because I am a parent, too! The stakes are high. As parents, we guide our children in becoming happy,…

    Blue eyed toddler dressed in jacket and bow tie. Toddler immune support.
    By: Annie Salsberg ND January 30, 2017 0 Comments
    Best Natural Ways to Support Your Toddler’s Immune System This Winter

    Toddler Immune Support At birth, babies are given the gift of many of their mother’s immunities that she has built up over her years of training. As a mother (or father) your gift doesn’t …

    Sleep child - Sleep training myth!
    By: Deb Herdman January 23, 2017 1 Comments
    Sleep Training Myth

    Sleep is always such a hot topic in parenting circles, and finding solutions to get your child to go to sleep and stay asleep can at the very least, be very confusing. Should you let them cry it out? …

    Delicious looking pizza with cheese and egg. How do food sensitive families deal?
    By: Ashley Weber January 15, 2017 0 Comments
    Tips for Food Sensitive Families

    Learning that a food may be the root cause of your child’s discomfort may bring both relief and uncertainty. Here we review three common food sensitivities and offer nutritious alternatives to help …

    Transparent family LGBTQ
    By: Kristin Collier December 2, 2016 0 Comments
    Sharing Difficult News with the Kids: A Transparent View

    Recent statistics show that 40 – 50% of married couples divorce; in subsequent marriages, the statistics are even higher. It’s hard to maintain a romantic relationship across decades, and let’s …

    Healthy Holiday Meal
    By: Brittni Brown November 23, 2016 0 Comments
    Here’s to a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

    As the leaves change colors and the weather starts turning colder, we can breathe in the crisp, chilled air and smell the beginning of the holiday season. Especially for our children, gearing up for t…

    Mother holding toddler while trying to work at a computer. She has the far away look of a Zombie Mom.
    By: Cheryl Greene October 27, 2016 1 Comments
    Confessions of a Zombie Mom

    My youngest is now 21. Over lunch recently he told me I was looking more alive these days. I agreed that during his growing up years, I hadn’t taken very good care of myself, even pulling all-nighte…

    Teenage girl blowing on a dandelion. Parental medical information access changes as kids grow up.
    By: Brittni Brown October 10, 2016 0 Comments
    Understanding Parental Medical Information Access

    When a medical emergency arises for one of our children, we seek to gain as much information about the situation as possible. We want to know the ‘wheres, hows, and whys’ of medical issues so that…

    Bright colored lights as two hand exchange a pill at a party. Could this be the first step toward teen addiction?
    By: James Jones September 30, 2016 0 Comments
    How to Reduce the Possibility of Teen Addiction

    How teen addiction begins At one time or another, most teens find themselves in situations that involve making difficult decisions regarding alcohol and drugs. The choices teens make can not only hav…

    A nurse is giving a elementary age boy a flu shot at the doctor's office. No more flumist.
    By: Janesta Noland MD September 9, 2016 1 Comments
    What happened to FluMist?

    Earlier this summer, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC recommended against using nasal flu vaccine (or flumist) for children due to lack of effectiveness. This recomme…

    By: Naomi Shaw August 24, 2016 0 Comments
    Beyond Carrots: Green Eating Gives Better Eyesight For Families

    Vision is arguably one of the most valuable of our five senses and once it’s gone, there’s usually no getting it back. That’s why it’s so important to be vigilant when it comes to our eyesight…

    Young child playing with a balloon. Kids outdoors.
    By: Brittni Brown August 1, 2016 1 Comments
    3 Great Reasons to Send Your Kids Outdoors

    The dog days of summer upon us and for many that means the kids are out of school and starting to get restless. Finding enough activities to keep them busy (and you running in circles) can make those …