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I remember staying up all night watching the news when hurricane Ike hit Houston in 2008. I called my parents every 2 hours through the night. I couldn’t do much sitting in NYC, but somehow knowing that they were okay made me feel like I was doing something. While Ike was a devastating hurricane, it […]

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Hey friends! I’m back with a brand new video with Dr. Fernandes! From how to teach your child strong body language to an exercise that helps your children deal with emotions–we cover a lot in 3.5 minutes! Check it out! How do you talk to your children about bullying?   Share on FacebookShare on TwitterGoogle+Pinterest

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This year has been unlike any other. If you are a parent like me, then you may have stayed up some nights thinking about how you are going to raise children in a climate where our differences are often used to divide us rather than unite us. How will you teach them about love, tolerance […]

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Image via Vakhrushev Pavel/bigstock.com (This post which was written by me was originally published on the Huffington Post a few years ago. I’m re-publishing it here as the words still ring true today!) Throughout my medical career as a pediatrician, I have witnessed several children pass away. Each patient has a way of touching your […]

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Five. This is the number of hours that I see my daughter on a weekday. Maybe counting the hours makes me feel better that it’s not four or three, but it’s a small consolation compared to the massive amount of guilt I often feel. My inner monologue tells me, “I should be home with my […]

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