Boy sitting at a table with a tablet. What are the best reading apps for kids?
    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
    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 ? with ca…

    Scrabble Tiles spelling out the word family for famliy games.
    Games, They Do a Family Good

    As a pediatrician, I'm regularly asked for the best developmental tools for kids. Family games are one of my favorite ways to stretch mental abilities and to enjoy time together as a family. Games tha…

    Box of many colored pencils to illustrate learning differences.
    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.
    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 experiences difficu…

    Child painting. Many children have learning differences.
    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…

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    How Boredom Builds Brains … and Screens Can Drain Brains!

    A rhythm of consistency and predictability in everyday life supports a young child's healthiest brain development. For one thing, it fosters their most robust capacity for self-regulation -- a fundame…

    The Cultivation of Mental Space

    Students of the Waldorf Steiner schools don't start reading until the age of seven. Rather anomalous in an ethos where fast learners are paraded as potential little Einsteins and their slower brethren…

    Good Shame, Bad Shame

    Nearly ten years after she was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City and raped repeatedly during a nine-month captivity, Elizabeth Smart has recently spoken about her trauma. Perhaps, like most of …

    Reminiscences of a Tiger Cub

    I was raised by a Tiger Mom. Before The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom came out, offering the apt epithet, I referred to my mother as a Nazi when I confided to my friends stories of my strict Confucian …

    Supportive Parents Supporting Schools Part 5 – Communication & Conclusion

    As I stated in the opening post, each school has four pillars that supports it -administration, students, parents, and teachers. To ensure success each pillar must consistently support a school with c…

    Supportive Parents Supporting Schools Part 4 – Courage to Fight Parent Pride

    Parent Pride is sometimes irrational, uncompromising and, at times, just plan nasty. Parent Pride is the most difficult thing for a teacher to find a solution to in the field of education. What Is Par…

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It's becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR's Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and for…

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    Father: Past, Present, and Future

    Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and the…

    HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 - All in One Place
    HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 – All in One Place

    When we started here at DrGreene.com there was just one doc answering questions online. As the years have gone by the amount of health information (all information) has exploded. But even so, there ha…

    Reading Glasses - What Is Your Pediatrician Reading?
    What is Your Pediatrician Reading?

    Medscape Pediatrics, a leading source of medical information for physicians (if not the leading source of info for physicians), has released the Medscape Top 10 for in 2011 ? this year's 10 most impor…

    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There's also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade conf…

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday
    Food Day: A Great New Holiday

    Food Day, my favorite new holiday, is a simple but profound celebration of something all humans share ? we become the food we eat. The first annual Food Day (foodday.org), debuts October 24, sponsored…

    The College Waiting Game
    The College Waiting Game

    Parents can help their teenagers through the oftentimes stressful waiting game of college acceptance. How? Here's how parents can help their college-bound children understand that a rejection is not p…

    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting
    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting

    Dr. Greene's take on food imprinting... What and how our kids eat is central to their health both now and in the long run. Your early food decisions can help your child learn good food in much the sam…