Category: Parenting

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Life is So Very Interesting

Each of us is completely different than another person. Frankly, we’re each different when we are with different people. Accepting and understanding that we are not all the same is something we have to remind ourselves every day and reinforce with our children and each other. Have you asked your kid to put on a…
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Think Again: What Do You See?

Most parents would tell you that their kid is a genius! Well, turns out they’re right! It’s all about reinforcing our children’s natural curiosity and imagination. Traditional parenting and education systems kill curiosity, imagination and out of the box problem solving. NASA conducted a well-known study on people’s creative genius. The results? Ninety-eight percent of 5-year-old…
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The Think Again Series!

So excited to share that coming soon I will be releasing four books in the Think Again Series. This series encourages kids and adults to think out of the box. The books are written for young children but designed to be used for older students and even employers when reaching for innovative solutions. We are…
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The Story Behind the Story

Dr. Swati Gandhi and I recently collaborated on Navigating OIT. This guide is designed for parents helping their children through oral immunotherapy or tolerance induction therapy. If that is something you are dealing with, this book is for you- from how to manage it from a parenting perspective to specifics on recipes and going through…
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First Impressions Matter: I HAVE ALLERGIES!

Would you put a sign on your child front and center of what they are allergic to? Apparently enough people would that this is a product sold by Target. On an allergy forum I am in, parents were so exuberant for this find. I just don’t understand. The reality is that we judge books by…
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You’re Not All That… But You’re Priceless :)

What many parents say to their kids: “You can be anything you want to be.  You can be the President.  You can run a company.  You can be a famous actor, musician, athlete, scientist.  You can cure cancer.” But really, can we?  These are nice encouraging words and certainly every person should reach high.  But does every person have the aptitude…
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Cupcake Wars… Allergies and Us

It seems counterintuitive but wanting everyone to accommodate our children and working to make our child like others is actually extremely intolerant of us.

Constant Updates

If you have a kid in school… you will know exactly what I am about to share and for those who don’t… life has changed. Every parent has access to a password to go onto a site chosen by the school where you can get every homework assignment and every test grade in real time.…
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YOLO: The Misguided Outlook of Our Era…

“The world is going to end anyway when I’m older.  We’re destroying the environment… school shootings… terrorism…no one has health care, people are starving… everyone is racist and sexist.” What messages are we sending our children and ourselves?  We may as well drink and live it up when we can.  Tear down our governments and…
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What Did Barbara Bush Do Anyway?

Barbara Bush is gone. Actual conversation I had: Me:  “Barbara Bush passed away today.” Kid: “So, what did Barbara Bush do anyway?”, spoken with disdain. Me:  Absolutely incredulous, “She was the mom and wife of TWO Presidents.” Kid: “She didn’t do anything.” Me:  “What?!?!  She raised the kid who became President and supported and gave…
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