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By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
May 26, 2019
Category: Healthy Kids
Tags: Vaccines   Books   family   sleep   Meals   Play   Thankfulness   healthchildren.org   friends   kindness  
Focus on 10 Things to Be Thankful For

November 2018 | Issue No. 175

Healthychildren.org

I encourage all families to subscribe to this excellent website.    Dr. T

Vaccines
#1. Vaccines
Vaccines are one of medicine's greatest discoveries, saving an estimated 42,000 lives in the U.S. each year. We are fortunate to live in a country that makes vaccinations available. Here are 14 diseases you almost forgot about THANKS TO VACCINES! 
Also on our list:
#2. Kindness. Now more than ever, it's important to recognize kindness. Model it; children learn by watching. Be thankful when others show you that same respect.
#3. Our Village"It takes a village to raise a child." Hooray for grandparents, neighbors, teachers, friends, and others who touch your life directly or indirectly.
#4. Time to Play! Put down your smartphone. Play with your children. Be thankful for this magical age where fun and games help children thrive. 
#5. Our Differences. We live in a melting pot. Teach your children to honor those differences and celebrate the ways that make our country unique and awesome! 
#6. Our Children's Friends. They come into their lives for reason. Be grateful for the lessons each relationship brings, espeically about helping them feel secure outside the family. 
#7. Books. A really great book has the power to teach and inspire us, and that is a gift. Instill a love of books from a young age, and read with your child.
#8. Sleep. A good night's rest for everyone in the family is often what many parents are thankful for; we understand!   
#9. Family Meals. Eating at least three family meals together each week is associated with healthier kids. Give thanks each time you are able to sit down, talk, and eat together; not just on Thanksgiving.  
#10. Healthy Children. Here's a no brainer, right? By visiting HealthyChildren.org, you know a reliable and trusted source when you see one. You've got this, and we appreciate your support!   

 

 

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
January 20, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: family   discipline   Bill Gates   Success   Rules for Living   Rules   Work  

A Patient called this Bill Gates' talk to a high school graduating class to my attention.

Interesting Rules, perhaps a little harshly stated, but not without merit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But I wanted to learn more about whether Mr. Gates actually gave such a talk to a high school graduating class, so I found this:

https://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/schoolrules.asp

Although incorrectly attributed, still good words of advice I think, doun't you?

Next I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-gba5nMrc showing Mr. Gates delivering words of wisdom.

As a pediatrian, the challenge is to find ways to help parents grow their children into mature independent successful adults who find happiness and meaning in life. Isn't that what we all want?!

Allowing our young children to make simple choices and experience occasional failure from wrong choices and postive consequences from right choices might be a good beginning. 

A caveat: I do believe in a safety net as kids make choices in life. Running into the street without looking both ways is not a choice option!

Texting while driving is not an allowable choice option; neither is drinking and driving.

There is much for our youth to learn and there is much to teach. Every family will have its own path to tackle this challenge.

What works for you?

Dr. T

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
January 28, 2017
Category: Books

In hour two of radio's Here & Now's Dec. 26, 2016, I heard an interesting piece on some of the best ways to teach kids about the value of charity and philanthropy. The author of The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money talks about his family and his personal experience in creating these values in out kids.

I've often thought of how families might go about this worthy goal to instill empathy for others. This book seems a worthy read. Let me know what you think of it.

Dr. T