Fun Family Activities for Preschoolers

    If there's one thing that kids have and adults don't, it is the sense of wonder when encountering the world for the first time. In their early years, almost everything is amazing by default. That's wh…

    Dad trying to close kids laptop for digital media vacation.
    Ready or Not! Kids Home for the Holidays Will Turn To Technology

    It's that time of the year again. Kids will be on vacation with "nothing to do." These days, activities that fill that free-time void no longer include long walks in the park, daydreaming, or doodling…

    Kids and dad doing chores around the house.
    Help with the Laundry? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!”

    I can still see the stunned look on my 6-year-old's face when I asked him to help me with laundry. He was downright appalled. In his mind, this was clearly my job. After all, he was "just a kid." You'…

    Adorable girl sleeping with her dog. Kids love pets.
    Children And Pets: The Benefits Of Growing Up With Animals

    They say that a dog is a man's best friend. But I think a dog is a child's best friend. Pets are a beloved part of many families. Humanity's relationship and connection with animals have been under sc…

    Indoor Gardening in small pots.
    Health Benefits of Indoor Gardening — for YOU and your Family!

    Have you been thinking about starting an indoor garden for your family? Indoor gardening provides the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones while doing an activity everyone ca…

    Girl standing alone in a school looking sad. Is she a victim of relational aggression?
    How to Spot the Sneaky Signs of Relational Aggression

    An eight-year-old girl feels like she's alone in school. Her friends are no longer friends. Not only that, they tease and taunt her in a quiet kind of way more often than not. She tries to ask for hel…

    Making Holidays Magical - Ceramic Father Christmas among out of focus lights.
    Making The Holidays Magical

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The holidays are here again already! Scenes from this time of year form many of my most vivid memories from childhood. The remaining days of this season will fly by ever so quickl…

    Christmas Tree with family in background out of focus.
    10 Holiday Balance Tips for Moms

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? For all those moms who claim responsibilities at both work and home, the holidays can morph into a dreaded season instead of a joyous one. Dreading …

    Woman with a cane learning to walk as part of her stroke journey.
    Whole in My Heart: A young mother’s remarkable stroke journey

    According to the AHA/ASA nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke every year. Little did I know I'd be one of them. A trauma like this alters the course of your being. When it strikes, with no apparent …

    Partial Eclipse
    Why I Believe in The Eclipse

    The Eclipse is doing what no politician, political party, media, or leadership has been able to do ? it's bringing people together. It's crossing blue states and red states with no partiality. Blue co…

    Teenage boy juggling balls.
    Caring for Healthy and Ill Children During a Pediatric Health Crisis—A Parental Juggling Act

    Imagine in the air, above your outstretched hands, there is a flurry of juggling pins?orange for work, green for children, blue for relationships, yellow for household, and more. Can you keep all the …

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    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 face i…

    Teenage girl blowing on a dandelion. Parental medical information access changes as kids grow up.
    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 we …

    Young boy desperately hanging on to his father's arm. Addiction Impacts child custody.
    Addiction Impacts Child Custody: The Likelihood of Retaining Custody

    The nationwide discussion on addiction and its treatment at recovery centers is incomplete without the mention of how addiction impacts child custody disputes. According to the U.S. Department of Heal…

    Adorable corgi puppy perfect for someone with a dog obsession.
    8 Reasons Your Dog Obsession Makes You Happier and Healthier

    Do you have a dog obsession? That puppy you adopted isn't just a cute, fluffy companion. Dogs actually make you happier and healthier - here are 8 reasons why. 1. Dogs are a source of healthy bacteria…

    Kids playing tug of war at Summer Camp. Summer Camp FAQ.
    Summer Camp FAQ

    In my last post, "To Camp or Not To Camp:Day Camp, Overnight Camp, or No Camp?" I discussed some pretty big questions about deciding if your child is ready for summer camp and how you decide between …

    Kids sitting on a tree branch at summer camp.
    To Camp or Not To Camp: Day Camp, Overnight Camp, or No Camp?

    During a particularly long and cold winter, I decided it was time to send my 2 older kids to summer camp. They were 9 and 11 at the time, and I reasoned that they were ready, right? They had been on a…

    Young girl giving her teddy bear an injection. Seven Tips to Teach Kids to Play a Key Role in Their Own Health Care.
    7 Tips to Teach Kids to Play a Key Role in Their Own Health Care

    One of the most important skills kids can learn is how to take care of themselves. This goes well beyond growing up to be able to function in an adult world. Kids need to learn how to take care of the…

    Juggling the Needs of Healthy and Ill Children

    Serious pediatric illness disrupts much more than the health of one person. It impacts family dynamics, emotional resilience, daily routines, and finances. My picture book, Daniel and His Starry Night…

    DrGreene Founder Alan Greene and Cheryl Greene. Like a girl.
    Like A Girl

    In 1995, shortly after the birth of our son, I co-founded DrGreene.com, cited by the American Medical Association as "the pioneer physician website". My co-founder is my husband, Dr. Alan Greene. We j…