Gun Violence in Children

Gun violence is now the number one cause of death in children Currently, the number one cause of death in children & teens ages 1-19 is gun violence and injury. Motor vehicle accidents used to be the primary cause of death, but not anymore.   Researchers found that firearm-related deaths overall increased 14% between 2019…

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The disappointment of having a child with dyslexia

Having a child who is different A mom with a child diagnosed with dyslexia. Some mothers experience disappointment when they have a child who is different. My third child was the easiest baby ever. She slept through the night at two weeks of age and breastfed eagerly until she turned one. Laura was a chubby,…

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Parents of small children are anxious

Parents are feeling anxious as they struggle to keep their children safe during this second full year of the Covid pandemic. When parents of young children are asked about their feelings, they report balancing fear of Covid with fear of isolation. Parents are feeling disconnected from prior friends because different parents tolerate risk of infection…

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Burnout in Healthcare Professionals

BURNOUT feels like hell! You care about neither your work nor your patients. You no longer think you are making a difference. You dread going in for your shift & you feel disconnected from your peers. I know how burnout feels because I’ve been there. After 30 years of practicing neonatology I found myself completely…

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Benefits of Music Education for Children

Learning how to play an instrument involves improving hand-to-eye coordination, ear-to-hand coordination, & the fine motor skills needed to hold a bow or play the keys. Playing a musical instrument enhances both dexterity & hand-eye coordination. When playing an instrument, a musician must be able to create the correct notes through the proper hand motions….

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