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5. Husbands: How to Help Your Wives

5. Husbands: How to Help Your Wives

Tony, today’s guest, is a little worried about his upcoming baby. He’s concerned that there won’t be much for him to do in the first months, since he can’t feed the baby, and doesn’t know how best to help his wife during this time. This is a really common question and...

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3. Help Me with My Three-nager

Tina’s three-year-old daughter has become stubborn, showing tendencies of being what we call a three-nager. If you have a child around this age, you’re probably familiar with the struggles of this phase! Tina has three questions this day, the first of which revolves...

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2. My Four Year Old is Too Rigid

Mary has a stubborn four-year-old who wants things to be incredibly specific, or else he freaks out. For example, he wants the exact same breakfast every single day, with everything in the same order. Does that sound familiar? Do you want to help guide your child into...

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1. How Do I Start Solid Foods?

Ready for a little tour of how things will go on the show? In each episode, I’ll bring in a real-life parent with a real, relatable question about parenting. I’ll find out a little bit about their family and unique situation, and then provide an answer to the...

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0. Introducing, Parenting Matters!

Welcome to the introductory first episode of Parenting Matters! I’m your host, Dr. Phil Boucher. I’m a husband, father, and board-certified pediatrician. If you’re tired, stressed out, or full of guilt, I’m here for you! I’ll help you regain your sanity, worry less,...

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Getting ears pierced by my pediatrician!?

A doctor that pierces ears??? I never thought I'd end up piercing ears when I went into medical school.  Heck, I'd never even SEEN an ear pierced until about a year ago.  However, I got sick of treating infected ear lobs from patients who got their ears pierced at the...

Ignoring your child’s tears

Our two boys started karate tonight.   We’ve wanted to get them into something new and something to build their confidence.  Our older son is very very bright and gets easily frustrated when things don’t go his way. Don’t even think about playing UNO with him unless...

“Do we need an owellete?”

“My friend said to get an owelette….do we need one?” a parent asked at a recent prenatal class.   This question has become so common that I preemptively bring it up when talking with expectant parents.   If you haven’t heard, there are all these new gadgets to...

Uncertainty

Our 4 year old really really wanted to get on the upper portion of the the structure at our nearby playground.  It’s a special area where only the "big kids" get to go, the slides are longer/faster/curvier, and it’s where is older siblings retreat when they want to...

Pump & dump is a myth

If you’ve ever talked with a nursing mom, you’ve probably heard them speak with frustration about the return of alcohol into their lives.  Many moms excitedly look forward to the chance to enjoy a glass of wine, can of beer, or their favorite mixed drink after 9...

A well balanced (media) diet

“How much screen time should we let him have?” asked a mom at a recent two year well visit.   “That IS the question of the decade” I replied, “and honestly at this point I don’t know what the best answer is.” Screen time.  Our parents never asked our doctors about...