Holiday Message

Doc Smo’s Very Personal 2019 Holiday Message (Pedcast)

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Every child has talents. Some you might not see today…but they are there, rest assured. One of the many jobs you have as a parent, is to recognize those interests and talents and maximize your child’s chance of capitalizing on them. In today’s pedcast, I am going to get very personal and show you how this worked out in my life, with the hopes that my story may be helpful to your family. Continue reading

Doc Smo’s Holiday Message 2018 (Pedcast)

Introduction

I was asking myself the other day, while I was wondering whether or not to open the fifth suspicious email of the day, what effect will all the deception and trickery in today’s digital world have on children growing up today? Will they be able to grow up psychologically healthy with so many evil people around trying to take advantage of them? Will risks posed by the digital world damage their ability to trust others? I concluded that the answer to that question is “no”, if they have a strong trusting relationship with their families when they are growing up.   A foundation of trust so to speak. So for my 2018 holiday message, I thought it might be helpful to present some ideas that I hope you can use to strengthen the trust and bond between you and your children. Continue reading

Doc Smo’s 2018 Holiday Message (Pedcast)

Introduction

I was asking myself the other day, while I was wondering whether or not to open the fifth suspicious email of the day, what effect will all the deception and trickery in today’s digital world have on children growing up today? Will they be able to grow up psychologically healthy with so many evil people around trying to take advantage of them? Will risks posed by the digital world damage their ability to trust others? I concluded that the answer to that question is “no”, if they have a strong trusting relationship with their families when they are growing up.   A foundation of trust so to speak. So for my 2018 holiday message, I thought it might be helpful to present some ideas that I hope you can use to strengthen the trust and bond between you and your children. Continue reading

Doc Smo’s Holiday Message 2017 (Pedcast)

Topic Introduction

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