My 3 children have traveled a lot since they were very young. With my mother living in New York, family in Southern California and Colorado, and dear friends in Seattle and Switzerland, my children have grown up taking long car rides and plane trips. READ MORE
As parents, we want to protect our little ones from harm and any cruel realities in our society. As an African American mother, wife, and pediatrician, I know firsthand this can be a difficult feat. My husband and I have conversations regularly with our boys to let them know what to do when they’re treated unfairly. We also build self-esteem by encouraging them to be proud of their heritage and history. We started these conversations during their preschool years, much sooner than I ever thought I’d have to. READ MORE
On a long plane flight recently, I started talking with the man next to me. He and his wife were expecting their first baby – due in just 3 months – and he was excited to get home to her. She was enjoying pregnancy and preparing for life with a baby.
He turned to me after describing all this and said earnestly: “What do I need to know?" READ MORE
Not much has felt normal this year – and this holiday season may feel difficult for many families. Whether they celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanza or Christmas - the stress brought on by fears about COVID-19, sadness over lost or ill loved ones and the need for social distancing is leaving many parents wondering how to get through the holidays. READ MORE