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What to Expect When Your Son Reaches Puberty

As a boy begins to mature, their body and mind go through a lot of changes. It can be tough not only for kids but for their parents too. From growth spurts - and the appetites to match - to strange…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 12th, 2021 71 plays 0  

How to Identify and Discuss Self-Harm in Teens

As a parent, if you suspect your child may be engaging in self-harming behaviors, you may not be sure what to do to help. In this in-depth discussion, psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Conover explains how to…

From  Nathan Tanner on July 8th, 2021 73 plays 0  

What to Expect When Your Daughter Reaches Puberty

A daughter’s first period marks her entry into womanhood. For a lot of parents—mothers in particular—this is also a time of new anxieties and concerns about their child’s…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 24th, 2021 18 plays 0  

E16: 7 Domains of Motherhood

The bond between mother and child is fundamental. We all have mothers. Some of us are mothers, and some will become mothers. From pregnancy to the emotional attachment when a mother sees her child…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 7th, 2021 36 plays 0  

Should I Talk to My Teen if I’m Worried That They’re Depressed?

If you suspect that your teenager may be suffering from depression, could talking to them about it make them feel worse? According to Dr. Thomas Conover, as a parent of a teen, communication is key…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 5th, 2021 48 plays 0  

How to Get Your Child Off the Pacifier

For many parents, the pacifier was a godsend in helping soothe their infant—especially for those fussy late nights. But prolonged use of the binky may lead to dental problems and orthodontic…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 27th, 2020 129 plays 0  

How to Get Your Toddler Off the Bottle

Weaning a baby off a bottle is easier to talk about than to accomplish. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner acknowledges how difficult this transition can be for both toddler and parent. She shares her…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 18th, 2020 352 plays 0  

Tips for Parents Stuck in a Quarantine

Parenting during a quarantine is something new for most of us. Parents now find themselves working from home, helping homeschool their kids, and the whole family is stuck indoors. Pediatrician Dr.…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 11th, 2020 46 plays 0  

Parenting Preteens: Advice from a Pediatrician

"They grow up so fast." For some parents, this fact of life makes it difficult to stop micromanaging their teens; for other parents, it causes them to stop teaching life skills at a crucial…

From  Nathan Tanner on November 16th, 2018 32 plays 0  

When Can My Child Stay Home Alone?

After-school programs can provide a safe place for children when parents may not be available. But as children age into preteens, when can they be allowed to stay home by themselves? Pediatrician Dr.…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 29th, 2018 65 plays 0  

Playing Sports Is Good For Your Child

Having your kids play a sport is a great way to keep them active, happy and healthy. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about the social and psychological benefits that can come with getting your…

From  Nathan Tanner on September 15th, 2018 262 plays 0  

How to Choose the Right Pediatrician for Your Child

As a parent, your pediatrician is one of the most important partners in raising your child. But finding the right doctor for your child can be hard. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner shares some helpful…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 24th, 2018 7 plays 0  

How to Get Your Child to Do Chores

Chores are a great way to teach children responsibility and discipline. But getting your child to do chores can be a chore itself, because—let's be honest—you hate doing chores just…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 6th, 2018 79 plays 0  

Getting Your Child Ready for Summer Camp

Summer break can mean summer camps for many kids. But being away from home, in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by strangers can be scary for your young camper. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner has some…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 4th, 2018 4 plays 0  

5 Tips to Get Your Child to Eat More Vegetables

Your child either loves veggies, or they hate veggies. As a parent, if your child falls into the second group of veggie-haters, preparing healthy meals and snacks can be a challenge. Pediatrician Dr.…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 21st, 2018 30 plays 0  

How to Stop My Child From Wetting the Bed

Bedwetting is more common than you would think. But it's often something parents and kids don't want to talk about because it can be embarrassing. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 15th, 2018 152 plays 0