Easing Growing Pains
    Easing Growing Pains

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When children are plagued by episodes of recurrent, brief leg pain, it is a good idea for them to be checked once by a physician. If the physical examination is normal, with no re…

    What Constitutes Sexual Abuse?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sexual abuse falls into three different categories: 1) molestation, which is defined as the touching or fondling of the genitals of a child, or asking a child to touch or fondle a…

    Recognizing Sexual Abuse
    Recognizing Sexual Abuse

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Some of the most poignant episodes of my pediatric training were long visits with children victimized by sexual abuse. I vividly remember sitting with tears streaming down my face…

    Temporary Separations
    Temporary Separations

    Dr. Greene's Answer: From the time that we begin to let ourselves believe that a positive pregnancy test could actually mean that we are going to be parents, or we receive that first darling photo fro…

    Fast Facts about RSV
    Fast Facts about RSV

    RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. RSV occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearly winter outbreaks. …

    Successfully Mastering Toilet Training

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Often toilet training seems to be going well, and then the process stalls. When progress comes to a halt, take time to consider the constellation of forces that work together to m…

    Tips for Weaning your Child from a Bedtime Bottle
    Tips for Weaning your Child from a Bedtime Bottle

    When a toddler or preschooler is still using a bottle to go to sleep, there are two patterns that must be overcome. First, she has chosen the bottle as her special comfort object to help her with the …

    Mother and young daughter in tense conversation. When communication gets Stuck, it can be very tough on both parent and child.
    When Communication Gets Stuck

    Dr. Greene's Anwer: I feel so strongly that communication is a key issue for parents that I am addressing a second response to this question. (If you haven't read the first answer, you will want to be…

    The Fine art of Communication
    The Fine art of Communication

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Sometimes when we talk to our children, it feels like a surrealistic play, where we repeat ourselves over and over, and no one seems to hear. This kind of communication is frustra…

    Potty Training
    Potty Training 101

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Dear Ryder, You are obviously a very smart little boy to be Surfing the Web, and I really appreciate the fact that you want to be potty trained. I'm sure that very soon you'll be …

    Fast Facts about Bed Wetting
    Fast Facts about Bed Wetting

    Contrary to popular opinion, bed wetting is a very common problem. It affects somewhere between five and six million children. (more…)…