Woman with a cane learning to walk as part of her stroke journey.
    September 11, 2017
    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 apparen…

    Partial Eclipse
    August 21, 2017
    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. B…

    Teenage boy juggling balls.
    June 13, 2017
    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 th…

    Transparent family LGBTQ
    December 2, 2016
    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 …

    Teenage girl blowing on a dandelion. Parental medical information access changes as kids grow up.
    October 10, 2016
    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…

    Young boy desperately hanging on to his father's arm. Addiction Impacts child custody.
    May 30, 2016
    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.
    May 17, 2016
    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.
    February 29, 2016
    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.
    February 25, 2016
    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.
    January 25, 2016
    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…

    January 18, 2016
    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.
    December 30, 2015
    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. …

    Portrait runaway teenage girl on the street with a backpack. Runaway Prevention.
    November 12, 2015
    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…

    Beautiful golden lab autism service dog sitting in a green forrest.
    September 3, 2015
    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…

    Father reading a bedtime story to his daughter demonstrating parenting style.
    July 31, 2015
    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…

    Mother and teenage daughter. The secret of parenting girls.
    July 7, 2015
    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 "Secrets of Parentin…

    Boy in the street with injury screaming after falling off to his bicycle
    May 28, 2015
    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 bike as …

    May 26, 2015
    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I'm not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial difference i…

    Young girl riding her bicycle in the living room of a home in the process of being rennovated.
    May 22, 2015
    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 their s…

    Mother and toddler age daughter brushing each other's teeth.
    May 20, 2015
    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…