One of the most common questions any pediatrician gets is: “How can I help my baby sleep better?” The answer is so complex and specific to the baby, parents, family, and culture that I hesitate to even write about baby sleep! It just isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing.
I was raised by a single mother in New York City until I was about 13. During those early days, she worked and went to graduate school. I went to school and took the city bus home to a small apartment.
It was a good life – with some challenges. As a parent now, I can see my mother would have protected me from these challenges if she could have. READ MORE
Why do I love working with kids? Well, that’s an easy one – they make me smile every day. It’s a great way to work – surrounded by kids saying the craziest things! Here are my top 10 funniest patients of the year. READ MORE
The mad dash from Thanksgiving through New Year’s can feel exhausting. Several important holidays, including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, fall within this 6 week period. In my house, we celebrate Christmas. As much as I love the magic of this holiday there was one year when much of the joy was lost in trying to make the season perfect for my kids. READ MORE
One evening during a family vacation while I was cooking dinner, my kids were out playing on the beach. One of them yelled up at me – “Come play, Mom!”
My first instinct was to say I was too busy. But something held me back, some sense of time passing too quickly made me pause and say:
“Play what?” READ MORE