Tag: parenting

it's the act that counts

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 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.

Leadership

Leadership is a trait that every individual should have.  Some, will take their leadership to a communal level and be our next generation’s leaders; others will be individuals who lead by example, making our world a better place one good deed at a time. How do we develop leadership in ourselves and others?  It only…
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Snow Day

Graceful kiss of white – blanketing all our lives Gentling covering all in sight – a peaceful silent whisper… Filled with red rage that grows with every touch An icy, salty nightmare that grows darker with watch Snowmen fill memories, sleds and smiles and friends The present is anguish from all that it can cause.…
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In-Laws. Enough Said…

If you get married, you’ll have in-laws.  Every culture and country around the world has those jokes of the crazy in-laws.  But who wants a crazy, drama filled life?  In-laws are the foundation of the new expanded family you are now a part of.  So, here are some tips to an easy, happy life with…
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Raising Children- Basics We Can’t Do Without

Help! What did I get myself into? We are flooded with what we need to do as parents for our children: give them activities, have a sense of humor, feed them well, make sure they sleep enough and have great friends, etc.   All true. But what are the basics that we truly can’t do without?…
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