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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Going Out of Our Comfort Zone

by Maggie Kozel, MD On June 5th, 2013 I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion in Summit, NJ sponsored by Fearless Parent. I am a practicing pediatrician, and my practice is pretty mainstream. But I have also written extensively about healthcare reform – specifically about the way healthcare industries and special interests now shape clinical clinical practice at least as much
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Fun Baby Games

by Jennifer Margulis We read and talk a lot about baby poop (smells like apricots, looks like scrambled eggs) and baby sleep (they usually aren’t letting us get enough) but what about baby fun? There are so many fun games to play with babies, even before they are old enough to play catch or go on a pretend African Safari. You already know about
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Can You Spoil a Baby?

by Jennifer Margulis “Oh Jenny, you can’t pick her up every time she cries,” my mom chided as I scooped my three-day-old out of her bassinette and into my arms. My newborn quieted immediately but I seethed inside. Why didn’t my mother understand that I had a physical, primal, urgent need to hold my daughter as much as my daughter needed to be held?
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Disconnect to Connect

by Christine Gross-Loh I am used to staying in touch with people and accessing the news online whenever I want. I spent an enormous amount of time on my phone and computer over the past year, while writing and launching my new book, Parenting Without Borders. There were edits I was eager to see, updates I had to keep up with; lots of emails I “had” to respond
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Camp Food: What Do You Do When Your Child’s On A Special Diet?

by Louise Kuo Habakus Summertime and the livin’ is easy. You know that old Gershwin song? Summer brings a glorious freedom from certain rules and routines. Summer brings camps, camp food, new experiences, new friends, new ideas. This freedom can also create new worries. Parenting worries. When my boys were little, they had tummy troubles. Their problems were so serious that for a time,
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Sunscreen and the Fear of Sunlight

by Alison MacNeil Anyone else wondering about sunscreen and the fear of sunlight? I’m a fan of letting my kids get a little sun in the summer, an eyebrow-raising approach in this day and age. I realized the importance of sunshine on my children’s skin when testing revealed that my son’s Vitamin D levels plummeted after his regression into Autism. It’s been very hard
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