Parenting

Grandma Was Right, Children Don’t Need Snacks (Archived Pedcast)

Doc Smo here, your pedcast host. Thanks for joining me today. News flash, life expectancy in the US has fallen for the past three years straight. I am sure there are many reasons for this but I am afraid that this fact may not just be a temporary aberration, but a glimpse of things to come in the future? Could it be that your children’s life will be shorter and sicker than the one you are living?  Could the obesity epidemic among American children be teeing up this generation for a world of hurt in the future? I fear so and if you stay with me for a few minutes and I will explain why this is and, more importantly, what you can do today, to protect your children.

 

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12 Physical/ Emotional Benefits to Getting Your Children Outside to Play? (Archived Pedcast)

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Is outdoor play vital to your child’s short and long term physical and mental health?  You bet it is. Grandma knew this was so and now science has caught up with her wisdom as you are about to hear about in this edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics.

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7 Dubious Health Honors American Children Own (Pedcast)

American children have some of the worst health statistics in the world. Find out where American children need to improve.   

The following pedcast is an archived pedcast, first published April 2, 2019

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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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