Psychology

4 Pediatric Studies Every Parent Needs to Know About (Archived Pedcast)

 

 

Welcome, I am Dr. Paul Smolen, also known as Doc Smo and this is Portable Practical Pediatrics. Every once in a while I like to give my listeners a glimpse of what is new in pediatric research that can translate into practical knowledge.  I’m not talking about new high tech treatments for exotic diseases but rather new information that most parents can use in their everyday parenting. So here goes with a conversation about four, high quality, peer reviewed articles that I think you will find interesting. Stay engaged, stay informed, and of course, stay tuned.  Today’s pedcast is brought to you by audible, the new way to digest books. For me, Audible has become my preferred method of exploring books, whether I am cutting the grass or driving in the car. Expand your world today by subscribing to audible. Just hit the link that accompanies this podcast to get started.

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3 Parenting Missteps That Can Harm Your Children (Pedcast)

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Knowing your own blind spots is an important aspect of being an effective parent.  I have been watching my own family, as well as thousands of others for the past four decades, and I think I have identified some parenting missteps that might be helpful for you to recognize, as you try and give your children the best childhood possible. Take a few minutes and read or listen to this installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics to find out what I have noticed.

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Can Children be Spoiled? (Pedcast)

In this episode, Dr. Smolen discusses the question; Can children be spoiled? Past generations of children can help us answer this question as listeners will soon see. Kick back and listen to Dr. Smolen bring you a little science and his view on this important parenting subject.

Note: This pedcast was first posted in November 2011.

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4 Pediatric Studies Every Parent Needs to Know About (Pedcast)

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Welcome, I am Dr. Paul Smolen, also known as Doc Smo and this is Portable Practical Pediatrics. Every once in a while I like to give my listeners a glimpse of what is new in pediatric research that can translate into practical knowledge.  I’m not talking about new high tech treatments for exotic diseases but rather new information that most parents can use in their everyday parenting. So here goes with a conversation about four, high quality, peer reviewed articles that I think you will find interesting. Stay engaged, stay informed, and of course, stay tuned.  Today’s pedcast is brought to you by audible, the new way to digest books. For me, Audible has become my preferred method of exploring books, whether I am cutting the grass or driving in the car. Expand your world today by subscribing to audible. Just hit the link that accompanies this podcast to get started. Continue reading

Why Little Janie Bites? (Pedcast)

 

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Parents frequently ask me about why their toddlers behave the way they do? Why do they at times, get aggressive and push or grab toys from other children? They find some of their toddler’s behaviors disturbing, disappointing, and embarrassing.  The symptom that parents bring up most frequently, usually at their child’s 18-month checkup, is biting of other children.  Why does little Janie bite other children and is this behavior normal?  Let’s break this down in today’s discussion that I have titled “Why Little Janie Bites“? Continue reading

Identifying Children Who Succeed (Pedcast)

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I was at the grocery store the other day and ran into the mother of two long time patients. One of her children just went off to college and her older child, is now starting law school, having graduated from an elite university last year. This mom was beaming and rightly so. She has what every parent wants, successful children who are making it in the adult world.I told her that I was not at all surprised by her children’s success since as their pediatrician, I could tell that they had all the ingredients of success. Pediatricians have an instinct and intuition about which children are likely to make the transition from dependency to independence successfully. In fact, I am in the process of finishing a book on the subject, my second book. Look for it to hit the shelves spring or summer 2018.  More on that in the near future but in today’s discussion, I thought I would tell you a few of the things that I notice in children that lead me to have confidence that they would thrive when they go off on their own. Continue reading

Symptoms Talk, So Let’s Listen (Archived Pedcast)

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I have a useful and important pedcast for you today. After you practice pediatrics for 33 years, you learn a lot of things and one of the things I have learned is that a child’s physical symptoms have a message. I believe that a child’s symptoms are his or her body’s way of telling the child something. I know that may sound strange but after you listen to today’s pedcast, hopefully you will understand what I mean and why this concept is so important to your child’s health today and for their long term well being. Continue reading