Be a screentime model

Be a screentime model

“What’s the best way to get him to make good screen choices?” a mom asked me several weeks ago at a well visit for her 8 year old.  As I had walked into the room, I noticed both her child and she were on their own phones….absorbed in their own screens as they waited...
Getting ears pierced by my pediatrician!?

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...
“Do we need an owellete?”

“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 track...