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The PLAYFUL Parent: Building blocks for Healthy Relationships blog parenting Aug 11, 2021

Many of you know by now that I read a lot of parenting books. I have also taught parenting workshops to parents and future pediatricians. As a parent, I am into the adolescence phase now, leaving behind diapers, daycare and the need for after school care.  With each phase of...

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Learning to Roll with It By Thinking Outside the Box parenting Jul 26, 2021

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 2017/11/16 at 6:30 pm on my previous blog platform

I have heard a lot from families about the dread and worry about school starting again, especially after the months we have lived through with the pandemic and all the uncertainty. I thought it would be a great time to...

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The Case for Behavioral Therapy: Sooner than Later is Best parenting Jul 09, 2021

When children have behavior challenges, it is often VERY stressful for parents, siblings, peers and teachers. Misbehavior can lead to calls from daycare or school to pick up the child early. It can also lead to suspensions or expulsions if the child’s behavior is potentially harmful to...

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5 Tips for Parenting in a Tech-driven World blog parenting Jun 08, 2021

Parenting is never easy for anyone.  Layer on top of that the wonders of technology and things get complicated real quick. However, just like parenting in the “dark ages” before the internet and social media there are some helpful hints to remember when parenting in this day and...

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Miracles can happen: Persistence with Siblings Pays Off blog parenting May 16, 2021

Siblings fight. Siblings annoy each other. Siblings can get on each other's last nerve. Parents with multiple children know that it happens. Siblings often have a love-hate relationship that can drive parents bonkers. I field questions about this all the time in my private practice. There...

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Tips on How to Talk to Kids about Guns blog parenting Apr 24, 2021

After talking with a few parents & colleagues about my original blog post in 2016 that is now updated (“Kids and Guns: It’s about Child Safety”) it became clear that a follow up post was needed.  While playdate cards help parents talk to other parents, what resources...

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Guns and Kids: Its About Child Safety blog parenting Apr 24, 2021

One of the first issues I became passionate about was keeping kids safe from guns. Why? While I was a pediatric resident in San Diego, the school shootings at Santee, California occurred. This was just two years after the horrific events at Columbine. I saw kids coming to clinic, with ...

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Self-Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic anxiety parenting Apr 05, 2020

As a follow-up to “Parenting in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic” I wanted to focus on self-care of parents and caregivers. We are 3 weeks into the era of social distancing, shelter in place, e-learning and telecommuting. As weeks turn into a month or more, now is the time to...

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Parenting in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic anxiety parenting Mar 16, 2020

We are in unprecedented times. Kids are likely to have questions as schools close around the country. More governors and mayors are asking residents to ‘shelter in place.’ We are in the throes of the Coronavirus pandemic. Things are evolving daily and no one knows how long we will...

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Anxiety & Kids: How Parents Can Become Their Child’s Emotion Coach! anxiety blog parenting Mar 18, 2019

In my clinic, I tend to see a lot of children for anxiety. They don’t come to me saying, “Dr. Bauer, I feel anxious or worried” rather they are being seen because they have mood swings and tantrums. Or they cannot sleep. They cannot separate from their parent. They may just clam...

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