The toddler years are wonderful…well most of the time anyway. Our kids are beginning to talk and their personalities are starting to shine through. That’s the good news.
The bad news is those epic toddler tantrums and as a mom of triplet toddlers I have seen it all and been through it all- from meltdowns at the park to having one of my kids scream repeatedly in my ear.
Then I discovered five life-changing strategies that changed my thinking about toddler tantrums and my approach to discipline, which made for happier kids and a happier mom.Continue Reading
You've gotten through the fussy stage and now your baby is pure joy. She rolls, he giggles she coos. You may have even started solids and then it happens....your baby gets his first fever. For most parents, especially the first fever, a strikes fear in the heart of parents and sounds an alarm bell. As a pediatrician, I know that fevers are not dangerous. As a parent, I can sympathize with wanting to make your child feel better and understanding why they are sick. There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about fevers out there. This article is meant to help you understand more about fevers, what causes them, how to treat them and when to be concerned. As always, reading an article is helpful, but if you have any specific concerns about your child's health, you should call your pediatrician.Continue Reading
The typical school-age child has 10 weeks of summer vacation. That’s at least 70 full days with you or another caregiver–be it a daycare provider, camp counselor, nanny, babysitter, family, or a friend. Regardless of your family’s regular schedule, it’s likely you could use a bit of additional childcare this summer. Now is the time to think about lining up your summer childcare help, here are a few tips to get you started.Continue Reading
The big day has finally come! Your beautiful new baby has arrived. Recently, we covered tips for finding a pediatrician.
Now that your baby has arrived the following article will help to answer questions and unfold mysteries about what will happen in the hospital. Seeing the pediatrician for the first time is an exciting moment. They will examine your baby and most likely confirm what you thought all along, your baby is perfect!Continue Reading
It’s one of the biggest challenges parents face: finding reliable childcare. Hiring a babysitter or nanny comes with an unavoidable, inherent element of blind trust.
One way parents try to overcome some of their initial concerns is to seek a touch point or connection to a sitter to increase their comfort level about a potential new caregiver.
Chances are that if a caregiver watched your friend’s kids, or was hired by another parent at your kids’ school, you are more likely to feel comfortable reaching out to her/him. I sat down with Leslie Venokur, co-Founder of Big City Moms to get her honest opinion on getting out of her "comfort-zone" when it came to finding childcare.Continue Reading