I know it sounds obvious and for those of you without kids you must think this statement is inane, but a recent study in Pediatrics has shown that parents can successfully limit screen time for kids, young and old alike.
It does seem obvious: Just turn the TV (or computer) off or just never turn it on, but that is much easier said than done. Whether you want your child to be a baby Einstein or you turn on the TV for your child so you can make
Over the last few years, postpartum depression has been talked about openly and as a result more women are comfortable seeking care when the baby blues become the more crippling illness of depression. Men, on the other hand, have remained in the shadows of the mental health world in this regard until recently.
About 10 percent of fathers experience prenatal or postpartum depression, with rates highest three-six months postpartum, according to a
Posted by: drmolly in mood, depression, behavior on
Jan 17, 2010
Being a preschooler seems like a great time in life. With growing independence, mastery of new skills, first real friendships and not a care in the world how could any preschooler be depressed? Still, depression does affect preschoolers - and more often than you would think.
Preschoolers are just learning how to manage their emotions and let's face it, sometimes grownups have a hard time with that! Preschoolers have to learn how to get mad and
Posted by: drmolly in depression on
Mar 15, 2009
I had a mom in the office who has a 6-week-old baby. The mom looked terrific. She had her hair done nicely, makeup on and had clearly chosen to look her best. I examined her child who has a bunch of serious medical problems and let her know her daughter was actually doing quite well. Her heart problems had stabilized and she was gaining weight better than ever.
I had seen this child every week since she came home from the hospital. Knowing
Posted by: drmolly in mood, depression, behavior, anger on
Mar 15, 2009
A 13-year-old boy was sitting across from me in my office, his arms crossed, looking down with a scowl on his face. His father was concerned because this middle schooler was getting poor grades and detentions at school. He was defiant and angry all the time at home, too.
An 8-year-old girl is in for her well child visit and I ask my usual questions about school and friends. As soon as I ask about her friends she starts to cry. She has lots