Child painting. Many children have learning differences.
    March 13, 2017
    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…

    young girl with fairy wings flying aginst blue sky with cirrus clouds
    January 28, 2015
    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…

    May 30, 2013
    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 bret…

    May 28, 2013
    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 …

    May 27, 2013
    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 Confucia…

    May 24, 2013
    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…

    May 23, 2013
    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
    August 16, 2012
    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…

    Alan Greene as a boy in kentucy with father and grandfather
    June 15, 2012
    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
    February 22, 2012
    HealthTap: From 1 Doctor Answering Questions Online to >10,000 – All in One Place

    When we started here at 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?
    December 9, 2011
    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 i…

    October 31, 2011
    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 co…

    Food Day: A Great New Holiday
    October 24, 2011
    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 (, debuts October 24, sponsor…

    The College Waiting Game
    March 22, 2011
    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 n…

    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting
    February 10, 2010
    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…

    Fathers for Organic – Part 2 of 7: I Didn’t Always Feel This Way
    March 24, 2006
    Fathers for Organic – Part 2 of 7: I Didn’t Always Feel This Way

    When my first son was born, it was as if a new dimension had opened in my life. My first glimpse of him was a profound moment, but in those first days as a new dad, I had no idea the scope of the new …

    Fathers for Organic – Part 1 of 7
    March 23, 2006
    Fathers for Organic – Part 1 of 7

    As a father, I find within me a deep, growing desire to teach, to provide for, and to protect my children. These instincts are in my marrow. For me, one way to do all three of these is to choose organ…

    Education Saves Lives
    March 19, 2001
    Education Saves Lives

    Motor vehicle crashes are the most common cause of untimely funerals for 15 to 20 year olds. Almost 30% of the teen drivers killed had been drinking. Can anything really change these statistics? (more…

    October 6, 2000

    HIV is a time-bomb. Because the moment of infection is silent, and because the symptoms of AIDS often don't show up until many years later, we may be misled into thinking that HIV is not a major probl…

    Fast Facts about Huffing
    January 27, 1999
    Fast Facts about Huffing

    "Huffing," or inhaling volatile substances, is becoming increasingly popular among children, especially among 12- to 14-year-olds (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 1998;152(8):781--786).…