Distraction Free Thinking Vital for Kids (Pedcast)

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I’ve got a very interesting subject to talk to you about today that I discovered while listening to a podcast! Yes, not only do I make podcasts but I am an avid listener of them as well. In this particular podcast, I heard Dr. Cal Newport, a computer scientist, interviewed about the negative effects  of interruptions on learning, memory, and creativity. I thought that what he was saying had so much relevance for your children that I couldn’t wait to introduce my listeners to his research and ideas. Please take a few minutes to listen to this post that I call Distraction Free Thinking Vital for Kids. The message is so vital for all parents to hear that I don’t want you to miss it. Continue reading

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6 Reasons Babies Benefit Living w/ Pets (Pedcast)

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Recently my son called me to ask me if I recommended that children grow up and live with pets, specifically dogs? Interesting question Benjamin. Actually, there is a lot of new interest from by both psychologists and immunologist around this question. Since I’m always looking for subjects that parents will find both practical and informative I thought this would be a good topic for a post.   So today, we are going to take on the following questions; are there emotional benefits from children growing up around dogs and does the presence of a dog in the home improve the health of babies and children?  Stay tuned for this thought provoking and informative pedcast I have called, 6 Reasons Babies Benefit Living w/ Pets. Continue reading

Good Book to Help Anxious Kids (Book Review Pedcast)

 

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What to Do if You Worry Too Much

by Dawn Huebner, PhD.

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Doc Smo here. Thanks for joining me today. Recently, I found a good book to help an anxious kids that I am going to share with you today in this book review pedcast. I must say, I love doing book reviews for my listeners because I learn so much in the process of exploring the catalogue of contemporary parenting books and at the same time I give my listeners a little taste of the author’s wisdom. Today, I am going to do a review of a book that a mother of one of my patient’s introduced me to when the subject of her son’s anxiety came up at his checkup recently.  This mom and her son had found the book titled, What to Do When You Worry Too Much, very useful and I hope you will too. Continue reading

Doc Smo’s Holiday Message 2017 (Pedcast)

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Doc Smo here. Happy holidays! Each year I put aside the talks about bedwetting, allergies, pneumonia, and good nutrition for your children to focus on a topic that I think is equally important for your family.  Not a medical topic but a parenting topic. This year I want to give you some practical advise about shaping your children’s character and their outlook toward others. A big task but an important one. So, here comes my 2017 holiday message. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading

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