Kids aren’t little adutls

 Kids aren’t little adults. While the physical differences are obvious, the psychological ones are not, particularly as kids and teens appear more sophisticated than previous generations. Here are a few key differences.  1.) More Egocentric. Children experience the world from … Continue reading

Why I’m scared of what Justin Timberlake says

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud “I’m not going to vaccinate my child!” These are the scariest words for me to hear as a pediatrician.  Wow! It never ceases to amaze me the misconstrued data that people believe regarding vaccinations.  Science has advanced … Continue reading

Your must-do recipe for kids this Thanksgiving

I have been blessed with the gift of time to help in our youngest son’s classroom. The teacher has asked for “my hands” to help with cooking (which, I love!).  The most recent recipe was simple and fun – Pumpkin … Continue reading


Admit it.  We’ve all done it. We’ve glanced at our email, sent a text, or liked a Facebook post when we were supposed to be concentrated on driving. And while we may think of teenagers when the term “distracted driving” … Continue reading

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