Young Girl Playing in Outdoors Water
    Skin Damage Starts with Your Child’s First Sun Over-exposure

    It's taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies' skin is softer beca…

    Keeping the Romance alive! Date Night is a MUST
    Keeping the Romance alive! Date Night is a MUST

    Being a guy doesn't mean I don't have a romantic bone in my body. It just means pulling teeth to show it off. Even with Valentine's day coming once a year I think it's important that we remember that …

    Infant child with cleaning chemicals. Dander in a spray bottle!
    Danger in a Spray Bottle: Why It’s Time to Change Our Childproofing Strategy

    Dr. Greene's take on the household spray bottle... For years doctors have encouraged parents to store toxic household cleaning products in locked cabinets, out of sight and reach of children. While th…

    Why some parents may appear to be “over the top”.

    I consider myself as a reasonable individual with realistic expectations from my family and others. Why then when I was asked to speak to incoming Kindergarten parents at my son's school about the sev…

    Dr. Greene or Daddy Greene?
    Dr. Greene or Daddy Greene?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Before babies are born, all of the amazing growth and development happens even if we are not aware of it. Our role is to supply a safe, loving environment, great food, and to take…

    The Top Five Questions From Parents

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many of the questions we get at DrGreene.com are ones that parents have been asking since anyone can remember. How can I help my child sleep better? How should I handle potty trai…

    Bridges to Adolescence
    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 their k…

    Throwing Fits

    Dr. Greene's Answer: All kids go through throwingfits at some time. Those who continue are getting something out of them. It might be attention, coddling, or even just a chance to express rage. Recei…

    Saying No

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Ten months old is part of the Great Age of Exploration. Most kids have learned to maneuver across the room and they want to handle and examine (and often mouth) most everything th…

    Sunburn
    Sunburn: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to sunburn: Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Similarly, adult …

    Separation Anxiety
    Separation Anxiety: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to separation anxiety: Your baby has been able to tell the difference between you and strangers from the earliest days of life. Young babies prefer their mothers and fathers (and others …

    Obesity: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to obesity: You've probably already heard that we are raising the most overweight, out-of-shape generation of children in history. On January 21, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and…

    Heat Stroke
    Heat Stroke: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to heat stroke: Whether it's a baby at the beach on a hot day, a toddler left in a sweltering car, or a budding young athlete at an exhausting practice in the sun, heat injuries are more …

    Breath-Holding: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to breath-holding: Breath-holding spells shine a brilliant spotlight on one of the biggest challenges of parenting. We do not like to disappoint the little children that we love so much. …

    Concussion: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to concussion: Children's energetic exploration of life often results in head "bonks." Fortunately, most of them are not serious. Nevertheless, when we hear the awful thud of a child's he…

    Tantrums: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to tantrums: When your child kicks and screams at not getting his way, the outburst often seems to come at the least opportune times: during grocery shopping, when you're on the phone, wh…

    Mother trying to get child to sleep. Is it safe to give sleeping aid medications to children?
    Using Sleeping Aid Medications for Children

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most children go through one or more periods when they have a great deal of difficulty sleeping. Often the sleeplessness is linked to sickness or rapid growth, either physical or …

    Why Children ask Why
    Why Children ask “Why”

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You've asked a question I've heard over and over from parents all around the world. We love to hear the quaint expressions our kids come up with as their language skills blossom, …

    Vacationing With Kids

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When my youngest son, Austin, was just a toddler, we took him on a winter vacation with my extended family. We purchased and packed winter clothes. We scrambled to buy snow chains…

    Interviewing Prospective Doctors

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There was a time when the first question one would ask when looking for a doctor was, "Who is the doctor in the nearest town?" For most people who have the ability to access this …