January 16, 2003
    Separation Anxiety & Sleep Struggles

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Kids often go through another round of separation anxiety at that age and one good way to handle the night wakening is to give them an opportunity to hear your voice. You can reco…

    Bathtub Fears
    January 11, 2003
    Bathtub Fears

    Dr. Greene's Answer: As kids' imaginations blossom, so do their fears. Often the easiest way past them is with little steps. With bathtub fears, often the best first step is for you to get in the bath…

    Photoscreening to Test the Vision of Babies, Toddlers, and Children with Developmental Delays
    March 13, 2002
    Photoscreening to Test the Vision of Babies, Toddlers, and Children with Developmental Delays

    Dr. Greene's take on photoscreening... Cover one eye, and read these letters…  Testing the vision of babies, toddlers, and children with developmental delays can be difficult and inaccurate. It’s…

    January 26, 2002
    When Should Kids Bathe Alone?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The appearance (in whatever order) of body odor, underarm perspiration, acne, underarm hair, and pubic hair are all triggered by an event called adrenarche – the adrenal glands …

    Head Banging, Body Rocking, and Thumb-sucking
    January 22, 2002
    Head Banging, Body Rocking, and Thumb-sucking

    Parents are often concerned when they notice their young children performing repeated rhythmic behaviors, such as body rocking. Fears of autism or developmental problems can haunt parents. (more&helli…

    A Blood Test for Behavior Problems
    September 28, 2001
    A Blood Test for Behavior Problems

    We know that lead is both a powerful and treatable cause of toxicity to children's brains and nervous systems. Because so many children with developmental and behavioral problems have high blood lead …

    Brains and Babbling
    September 7, 2001
    Brains and Babbling

    Dr. Greene's take on baby babbling... Conventional wisdom teaches that babies’ babbling is just the happy accident of babies’ opening and closing their mouths and jaws, and learning how to use the…

    July 12, 2001
    Ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie)

    Dr. Greene's Answer: During fetal development, cords of tissue called frenula form in the front-center of the mouth, beginning as early as 4 weeks of gestation. The word "frenulum" comes from the Lati…

    Play Is Your Child’s Work!
    May 11, 2001
    Play Is Your Child’s Work!

    Our phones are ringing off the hook because Dr. Greene mentioned a great game  his family just played together. The game is Quelf  and according to Dr. Greene, "We play games as a family, and we lau…

    Penis Size Defined
    February 5, 2001
    Penis Size Defined

    Dr. Greene's Answer: "It's a boy!" When we first glimpse our children in the delivery room, their sex is one of the immediate things we notice. It's also one of the first things we report to family an…

    February 5, 2001
    Micropenis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Micropenis (sometimes also referred to as microphallus) is a penis that is more than 2.5 standard deviations below the average size for age. In a newborn, a stretched penile lengt…

    February 5, 2001
    Penis Size

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In determining penis size, the "stretched penile length" is far more important than the "relaxed length." To evaluate size, simply stretch the penis gently and measure from the bo…

    February 5, 2001
    What is an Inconspicuous Penis

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When a penis appears absent or too small, we call the condition inconspicuous penis (Walsh: Campbell's Urology, 7th ed., W. B. Saunders Company, 1998). I've seen this in a great m…

    Hormone Replacement Therapy For Children
    December 29, 1999
    Hormone Replacement Therapy For Children

    Genentech announced that it received FDA approval for its new drug, Nutropin Depot, the first long-acting dosage form of hormone replacement therapy for the tens of thousands of children with growth h…

    First Love - Knowing When to Let Go
    November 21, 1999
    First Love – Knowing When to Let Go

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Let me go out on a limb here: you started dating a guy you really liked. He was wonderful. He made you feel special. He told you he loved you, he gave you gifts, and he was very a…

    Sex Should not Hurt!
    November 15, 1999
    Sex Should not Hurt!

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sex hurts? How unsettling! And much more common than you might imagine. Doctors have a name for this; we call it dyspareunia (pronounced dis-pah-ROO-ne-ah). Most women have gone t…

    No More TV?
    August 6, 1999
    No More TV?

    In a startling announcement in August,1999 the American Academy of Pediatrics officially recommended that children under age 2 watch no television at all. They pointed to the importance of face-to-fac…

    December 21, 1998
    Learning To Share

    Dr. Greene's Answer: This week I was watching some delightful preschoolers play with a toy pool table together. The owner of the toy was coping reasonably well, and I left the room for a moment. Shout…

    Gender Identity
    May 13, 1998
    Gender Identity

    Dr. Greene's Answer: "Your little girl is sooo adorable." "He's a boy!" It's easy to tell a boy baby from a girl baby - if he's naked, or if she's dressed in pink. But if you catch a baby wearing noth…

    Dealing with Irrational Fears
    May 4, 1998
    Dealing with Irrational Fears

    Dr. Greene's Answer: At around age three, most children enter into a magical time where make-believe is the order of the day. Imagination and creativity spring to life. Playtime becomes a setting wher…