Archive for December 2013
What is a “great” pediatrician anyway?
What about the growing number of families who are leaving mainstream pediatrics?
Join us for a heart-centered conversation with board-certified pediatrician and author, Stephen Cowan, MD, FAAP. He shares with us the hard-earned and learned wisdom from a quarter century of clinical experience, working with children and parents… closely.
We’re asking Stephen our toughest questions. How has parenting (and medicine) changed since he started his practice? What common denominators does he see in the children and families that are thriving? What advice would he give to medical students considering a career in pediatrics today? What are the things he wishes parents knew?
Stephen is also the author of Fire Child Water Child, which offers parents a guide to deeper understanding of ways to support each child’s adaptive style moving away from 'one size fits al'l labels and medicating symptoms, and guided by the lens of Chinese Medicine
Tune in for a vibrant conversation with Stephen Cowan, MD on pediatric medicine; where we are coming from, what things look like now, and what we can reach for in the future!
Motivating Kids Off the Couch and Into the World with Author Janine Walker Caffrey, EdD
Parenting is hard and even when we try our level best, we can’t predict the future. Consider these two statistics:
• 36% of young adults lived at home with their parents in 2012 (Pew Research).
• 35% of those postponing retirement cite supporting grown children as the primary reason (Heldrich Center for Workforce Development).
What’s going on?
Are the efforts we’re making to ensure our kids are safe, happy, and enriched backfiring?
That’s what author and educator Janine Caffrey reveals in her pivotal book Drive 9 Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Achieve http://www.amazon.com/Drive.../dp/B0080K3ES2/ref=sr_1_1... and it’s our hot topic for today’s show.
Are some of today’s parenting practices like jam packed extracurricular activities, mom acting as child chauffeur and social director, and a ‘yes’ for every desired gadget or toy resulting in young adults that are ill prepared for the tough realities of launching from home?
Our discussion today focuses on reaching back to common sense with pragmatic solutions you can start to implement today to nurture the natural internal drive all children possess and to help them ignite their passion to move forward towards independence.