We call it Love and Liquids. It’s what you do when your child is sick, and as the Fall unfolds, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be a very long winter of illness. So let’s review the drill for how to get better.
It’s true. I want to change the world, and I’ve always said we do that when we teach our children important things … like it’s cold outside; wear a coat. And be grateful you have a coat. And you left your coat where?? This season, your Partners In Pediatrics team is organizing a brief, practice-wide […]
When we ordered a new electronic health record, we picked one build for kids in an effort to improve the quality of the care we provide. One of the things it prompts us to ask about is guns in the home. I’ve always been in the habit of asking about a child’s home setting to […]
At Stanford University, a group of researchers studied the ability of four-year olds to wait for a treat. In the experiments, children were offered two marshmallows if they could hold out and overcome the oh-so-tempting one marshmallow that sat within reach. Guess how many children could delay gratification for the bigger, better outcome? Watch: The […]
“The irresistible temptation to ‘play’ with guns…” That description was the opening statement on a TV trailer for Diane Sawyer’s documentary on children and guns in the home. When my boys were small, I was adamant that we would not have toy guns in the house. I wanted my kids to know that guns were […]
April is Autism Awareness Month, and when the folks at NBC Channel 12 called to ask if I would help them raise awareness, of course I said, “Yes.” I began thinking about Autism Awareness Month and wondered who decided we needed one. Isn’t everybody aware of autism? The startling reality is, according to the CDC that 1 […]