August 23, 2013
    When Diabetes Strikes: A Mother and Doctor Shares Her Personal Experience With Childhood Diabetes

    As a pediatric specialist, and mother to a child who was diagnosed with diabetes at a young age, I have a deep understanding of how parents strive to do everything they can to help their children. I a…

    August 22, 2013
    Making Sure A Child’s Medical Needs Are Met During School Hours

    One of the hardest things to do as a parent of a child with an illness is to let go of control and have faith that the other adults in their life will take good care of them. This is especially diffic…

    August 21, 2013
    From Serious Illness to Playtime! Maintaining A Sense of Wonderment After Your Child Falls Ill

    When a child falls ill, they are thrust into an adult world of doctor’s appointments, injections, medications and hospitals. Oftentimes a child struggling with illness doesn’t have enough energy t…

    August 20, 2013
    Explaining Your Child’s Illness to School Administrators and Classmates

    So your child has been diagnosed with an illness – you’ve helped them learn all there is to know about their treatment and have set up a routine to ensure they are managing their symptoms. But you…

    August 19, 2013
    More Than Just The Sniffles: Going Back to School With A Serious Illness

    Going back to school after 3 long months of beaches, popsicles, fireworks and freedom can be a difficult transition for even the healthiest child but for a child dealing with a new diagnosis, going ba…

    May 20, 2013
    Supportive Parents Supporting Schools Part 1 – Pillars of Support

    All schools have a support structure that keeps them running efficiently.  I call the support structure the Four Pillars of a School District.  Those pillars are - administration (principals, superi…

    May 13, 2013
    Kids in the Kitchen – Joy or Disaster?

    Ok, I will admit that cooking with my kids can be a lot harder at times (most of the time) than cooking by myself. I like to cook.  I find cooking therapeutic. Cooking with kids is not always therape…

    May 10, 2013
    Paragraph Writing: A Creative Way to Build Confidence

    The summertime is a wonderful time to help your child learn how to write sentences and paragraphs, which follow a logical sequence and include interesting details. Children typically need to be encour…

    May 9, 2013
    The Grammar Game: Making Learning Fun

    Grammar game time can help students enjoy learning grammar concepts they will use throughout their journey to be educated. Short grammar games can help students master grammar concepts during the summ…

    May 8, 2013
    Summer Time + Math Practice = One Prepared Student

    Summertime is an ideal time to reinforce the past grade math concepts and pre-teach upcoming grade math concepts. Dyslexic, ADD, ADHD, struggling or average students can improve their math skills and …

    May 7, 2013
    How Do You Spell Success? Spelling Lessons Your Student Will Enjoy

    Here's some great summertime news on spelling -- Dyslexic, ADD, ADHD, struggling or average children can learn to be better spellers during the summer months. Here's how: Each week of the summer child…

    May 6, 2013
    Fostering A Passion for Reading

    Summer is almost upon us once again, and parents are beginning to plan for their children’s days without a school schedule. Dreams of long afternoons filled with family, friends, freedom and laughte…

    Lead, Synthetic Turf Fields, and False Reassurance
    August 3, 2008
    Lead, Synthetic Turf Fields, and False Reassurance

    The CDC issued an advisory on June 18, 2008, alerting consumers about the danger to children from lead on some (not all) synthetic turf fields – especially for young children on older fields with vi…

    Bridges to Adolescence
    March 31, 2008
    Bridges to Adolescence

    Dr. Greene's take on adolescence... When I see twelve year olds in our clinic, I still need their parents’ permission to treat them for strep throat or eczema. But parents’ permission, or even the…

    Breakfast and Bad Teeth
    January 29, 2004
    Breakfast and Bad Teeth

    Kids who skip breakfast have a more than 250 percent increased risk for developing tooth decay, according to a study of more than 4,000 children aged 2 through 5 years published in the January 2004 Jo…

    Help for Depressed Children
    August 28, 2003
    Help for Depressed Children

    About 69 percent of depressed children, aged 6 to 17, improved significantly while taking Zoloft for their depression, according to a study published in the August 27, 2003 JAMA, but data from the stu…

    Celebrating Good Health with Hearts N’Parks
    July 9, 2003
    Celebrating Good Health with Hearts N’Parks

    A summer festival in the park, splashing, swimming, enjoying new outdoor games, and old favorites… Dancing, biking, bouncing, jumping rope, roller-skating, playing volleyball or tennis or soccer…A…

    Brain Size and ADHD
    October 11, 2002
    Brain Size and ADHD

    Children with ADHD seem to have brain volumes that are about 3 percent lower than their peers, according to a study published in the October 9, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Associ…

    Dangers of Parental Smoking
    August 17, 2000
    Dangers of Parental Smoking

    Dr. Greene's take on parental smoking... (hint: don't do it!) A study in the August 2000 issue of the Archives of Disease in Childhood found that parents who smoke increase the risk of meningococcal m…