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Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast #15 – Ashley Merryman, JD – Nurture Shock

 

Today’s guest is Ashley Merryman the best selling author of Nurture Shock. As a social science writer of distinction, she has written for Newsweek, Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post on various topics related to parenting and children. Her work has been cited as a research authority in 80 academic journals and 260 books, and it is being used as text in universities around the world.

Educational stops included a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, a J.D. from the Georgetown University’s Law Center, and a Certificate in Irish Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

What she really is is a great speaker on the hard topics of science and social existence. This is a one hour journey through 2 major topics.

Please enjoy my conversation with Ashley Merryman,

Dr. M

Dr. M’s Women and Children First Podcast – Putting It All Together #2

This week on the show, I sit down to put the recent four maternal/child health podcasts into perspective. How are these four experts tied together? We, again, examine the basic underpinnings of maternal health risks through the eyes of these thought leaders in preparation for the next series of discussions. Laying important foundations to build our health literacy upon, is critical in my mind. This show is also a way for the folks that are “on the go” to get a summary of the podcasts for their benefit.

Enjoy,

Dr. M

Are Your Children’s Brains Getting the Sleep They Need? (Pedcast)

 

Who would have thought a generation ago that lack of sleep would be a huge health issue for children? I certainly didn’t but the reality is that many children today struggle with insomnia. Stay tuned and I will tell you how you can avoid much of the insomnia trouble plaguing American children.

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Have You Optimized Your Children’s Sleep? (Pedcast)

 

If you want healthy smart children, and who doesn’t, it is vital, imperative, crucial, fundamental, even axiomatic that you ensure that they get the recommended amount and quality of sleep that they need. Do you know what promotes the best sleep in your children?  Well, stay tuned to find out in this important installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Raising Smart/Successful Children (Pedcast)


Looking for ways to increase your children’s chances of success in life?  Look no more. 

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Can You Prevent Your Children From Needing Eye Glasses? (Archived Pedcast)

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As if there aren’t enough reasons to turn off the screens and get your kids outside, here is another big one. We now have proof, from a big study done in China, a study that spanned over a few years, that being outside and being away from close-up work like reading and looking at screens significantly reduces a child’s chances of developing nearsightedness, a condition also called myopia.I guess the Chinese are particularly interested in myopia since they have such high incidence of myopia. Among urban older Chinese, the rate of nearsightedness is currently 90%.  I guess that is why they invented glasses– a very strong need. So it is fitting that the Chinese were the ones who proved that spending at least 40 minutes outside on a daily basis, greatly reduces a child’s chance of becoming myopic.

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4 Parenting Tasks Vital for Your Child’s Academic Success (Pedcast)

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Welcome. Doc Smo here, your pedcast host. I had an amazingly gratifying experience recently that I want to share with you, especially if your child is struggling in school. In today’s pedcast, we are going to talk about some simple parenting task that is bound to help your children. Curious about what those tasks could be?  Then stay tuned to learn more in today’s installment of Portable Practical Pediatrics.  Continue reading