| Posted On May 08, 2014 | By:

Fear vs. Fact about Vaccine Safety

I believe that one of my most important jobs as a pediatrician is to educate and counsel families on why vaccines are so important for their children. While the internet can be a wonderful source of information, it is also filled with websites which contain confusing, conflicting or incorrect information about vaccines, and I know many of the parents who see me in the office have been scared or convinced away from vaccinating their child based on what they have read online.

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| Posted On Apr 24, 2014 | By:

Positive Parenting Part 2: When Children Misbehave

Last week, I published a blog about the general concepts of positive parenting that you should try to practice each and every day.  Raising children, however, is a long journey, and there are inevitable bumps and turns and breakdowns along the road.  Sometimes, you have to correct your child’s behavior to help them understand that the behavior is not acceptable and learn that there are consequences to misbehaving.

Like almost everything with a child,

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| Posted On Apr 17, 2014 | By:

Positive Parenting

Over time, there has been a change in philosophy about how to raise children.  Many of the grandparents of today were, as children, raised in a very strict environment where “children should be seen but not heard.”  That philosophy gave way to an era of permissiveness, which often led to chaos in the household.  In recent years, there’s been an emphasis on building self-esteem.

But the reality is that we need a blend of all of these approaches to raise our children to be responsible,

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