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!

    Portrait runaway teenage girl on the street with a backpack. Runaway Prevention.
    By: Maureen Blaha November 12, 2015 0 Comments
    Runaway Prevention – Get Involved!

     It’s a parent’s worst nightmare—her child has run away. A series of questions and incomprehensible outcomes run through her head. She wonders what to do, where her child was last seen, and wha…

    Blue-eyed girl in a field of flowers - Gardening together with your kids gives them an appreciation for nature.
    By: Jonathan Leger October 27, 2015 1 Comments
    See Your Children Sprout By Planting Flowers

    Children are natural gardeners. They possess incredible curiosity and get excited to try and do new things–qualities that we adults can learn from! On top of that, children often learn better by…

    Two boys playing with Jerry the Bear.
    By: Hannah Chung October 15, 2015 0 Comments
    Jerry the Bear: 4 Ways to Learn About Health Through Play

    I met Hannah and the Jerry the Bear team over three years ago. We had a fabulous discussion and I’ve been following their work since that time. It’s our pleasure to have Hannah share her …

    Beautiful golden lab autism service dog sitting in a green forrest.
    By: Allie Gleason September 3, 2015 0 Comments
    How to Prepare for an Autism Service Dog

    In just a couple of weeks, I’ll be bringing my autism service dog home. I’m really excited and can’t wait to take advantage of all the positive changes he’s going to bring to my life. As we co…

    Wheelchair bound mom at her computer.
    By: Janet Miller August 26, 2015 2 Comments
    11 Things I Learned as a Wheelchair Bound Mom of Four

    Being a wheelchair-bound mother of four was the last thing I could ever imagine becoming, but “poof!” Here I am, stuck in a wheelchair for life. When I married Edward, “Ed” to me, life was goo…

    Two teen boys giving a girl a present. Penis size during puberty.
    By: Cheryl Greene August 11, 2015 264 Comments
    Penis Size During Puberty

    Background When babies are born, “It’s a girl” or “It’s a boy” used to be the things parents were waiting to hear from the doctor or mid-wife. Now, parents have the option of finding out t…

    Woman nursing a baby. Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.
    By: Cheryl Greene August 5, 2015 0 Comments
    Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week – #LTKH

    It was our pleasure to host the Tweet Chat “Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week” with three very special guests — ObGyn Dr. Donnica Moore, Registered Dietician Bonnie Modugno and…

    Father reading a bedtime story to his daughter demonstrating parenting style.
    By: Aradhana Pandey July 31, 2015 1 Comments
    5 Ways to Know If Your Parenting Style Strikes The Right Balance

    When my husband and I had our first child, we had decided that our parenting style won’t be typical; we wanted it to be friendly. My husband wanted to be our son’s buddy who he could play with, go…

    Teenage girl in the hospital with a therapy dog for chronic pain relief.
    By: Morgan Gleason July 14, 2015 3 Comments
    Challenges of Chronic Pain

    As a teenager with a chronic disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Juvenile Arthritis, I have chronic pain. Daily pain. I am always in pain at some level. Chronic Pain Management I have learned …

    Mother and teenage daughter. The secret of parenting girls.
    By: Amy Herold MD July 7, 2015 1 Comments
    Secrets of Parenting Girls – #LTKH

    Let’s Talk Kids’ Health is the monthly Tweet Chat hosted by @DrGreene & @MsGreene. This month we talked with ObGyn @DrAmyHerold, teen advocate @KimmySWolf and others about the “S…

    By: Allie Gleason July 5, 2015 1 Comments
    Teens with Asperger Syndrome: How Swimming Changed One Teen’s Life

    A few years ago, I was like many other teens with Asperger Syndrome. I didn’t have many friends and struggled to fit in at school. As a result, I kept mostly to myself. For fun, I’d have my mom t…

    Young boy holding a tablet and smiling. Screentime for kids.
    By: Linsly Donnelly June 24, 2015 0 Comments
    Why I say YES to Screentime for Kids

      I used to love looking over and finding one of my three kids with their nose in a book. It feels like the ultimate parenting win: look at my kid calmly learning something over there, all by him…

    By: Neal Barnard MD June 15, 2015 2 Comments
    Heart Disease Begins in Childhood

    As parents, we go to extreme measures to keep our kids safe. We apply sunscreen, buckle them into car seats, and make sure they’re wearing helmets when riding a bike or playing sports. But what…

    Tired teenage girl trying to study illustrating how tough it is for a teenager with a chronic disease.
    By: Morgan Gleason June 10, 2015 1 Comments
    Being a Teenager with a Chronic Disease

    When you are a teenager, there is a lot of change happening to you and around you. High school has a lot of drama and stress that takes a toll on the body. Of course, schoolwork isn’t the only stres…

    Little girl brushing her teeth in preparation for a child's first dentist visit.
    By: Mark Burhenne DDS June 4, 2015 23 Comments
    What’s the Best Age for My Child’s First Dentist Visit?

    Just when you think you’ve finally gotten the hang of this parenting thing, and your baby is finally sleeping through the night, that first little tooth erupts. What now? While it might seem ear…

    Happy family enjoying dinner together with smiling boy
    By: Anne Fishel PhD May 31, 2015 1 Comments
    You Can Hate to Cook and Still Love Family Dinner

    Of course, it’s food that gets everyone to the table, but isn’t it the conversation and the stories that keeps us there? The many documented benefits of family dinners — lower rates of depre…

    Boy in the street with injury screaming after falling off to his bicycle
    By: Mark Burhenne DDS May 28, 2015 0 Comments
    What to Do When Your Child’s Tooth Gets Knocked Out

    It’s traumatizing for a parent: your child comes running to you, blood streaming from their mouth, after having fallen off their bike. My wife loves to tell the story of when she fell off her bi…

    Toddler with tousled hair sleeping in a bed
    By: Andy Rink MD May 26, 2015 3 Comments
    How to Stop Night Terrors Now!

    Night terrors can be terrible for children and their parents, but the good news for parents is that options do exist to stop night terrors! However, before these are explored, parents must decide whet…

    Young girl riding her bicycle in the living room of a home in the process of being rennovated.
    By: Keri Bailey CPNP May 22, 2015 1 Comments
    Creative Parenting while Renovating

    Starting a renovation can evoke an array of unsettled feelings – where in the world will we put our stuff, how will we manage without a kitchen sink, will my kids ever nap, and how do I ensure t…

    Mother and toddler age daughter brushing each other's teeth.
    By: Mark Burhenne DDS May 20, 2015 14 Comments
    8 Struggle-Free Tips to Brush Your Child’s Teeth

    What is it about brushing before bed that makes kids totally hyper? Our kids would suddenly start bouncing off the walls when it was time to brush their teeth. One of our daughters even used to flat-o…