Making Holidays Magical - Ceramic Father Christmas among out of focus lights.
    December 1, 1997
    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…

    A Parent’s Guide to Praise
    January 27, 1997
    A Parent’s Guide to Praise

    Taking pride in our own accomplishments or those of our children is a healthy thing. Requiring ourselves or our children to continually accomplish things is not healthy. As parents, we need to express…

    Making Blood Draws Easier for Kids
    September 23, 1996
    Making Blood Draws Easier for Kids

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The amount of information that can be gleaned from a small amount of blood is truly amazing. This information can literally make the difference between life and death. Unfortunate…

    August 28, 1996
    Visitation Rights

    Dr. Greene's Answer: In any divorce there are two hurting people. If there are children involved, that number is increased. No one in the now-broken family escapes without pain. Often children are stu…

    Preparing Siblings For A New Baby
    June 7, 1996
    Preparing Siblings For A New Baby

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There is so much we don't know about the little one that is going to be entering our lives. Will he or she be healthy, will he look like his father, or will she look like her gran…

    Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums
    May 21, 1996
    Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums

    Temper tantrums are very common, especially in children 2 to 3 years of age. When viewed in context, temper tantrums can be an extremely constructive part of the development of a healthy child. That s…

    Signs of Sexual Abuse
    April 12, 1996
    Signs of Sexual Abuse

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Children who have actually been abused will often recant their initial statement because they are afraid of their abuser or because their abuser convinces them that this is "their…

    Recognizing Sexual Abuse
    April 12, 1996
    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…

    The Fine art of Communication
    February 20, 1996
    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…

    Family talking together.
    February 12, 1996
    Talking To Kids about HIV

    Dr. Greene's Answer: What a wonderful question! Many people are unwilling to talk about HIV/AIDS, but open communication is vital. HIV is a tragic illness that profoundly impacts all whom it touches. …

    Sleep and the Family Bed
    January 3, 1996
    Sleep and the Family Bed

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many families throughout history have chosen a "family bed." In fact, in most cultures around the world today, a "family bed" is the norm. If that is a family's choice, it can wor…

    Why Does My Child Always Seem to Get Sick at Night?
    December 17, 1995
    Why Does My Child Always Seem to Get Sick at Night?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: You may feel like this only happens to your child, but you are not alone! This happens to everyone, no matter what the age. There are three primary reasons for this. First, the pr…

    December 1, 1995
    Spoiling a Baby

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Very young children cannot be spoiled. Some babies have greater needs than others due to their own physical condition, but all babies are very needy! Crying is their only way of c…