Being a Child Psychiatrist & Mom, It Takes a Village Podcast

Another live PodCast, this time with the wonderfully funny DJ Waldow at his amazing site on gdiapers, It Takes A Village To Raise A Parent.  Episode Highlights: Some ways that Mercedes relates her experience in child psychiatry to her parenting, and vice-versa. Mercedes’s thoughts on some of the differences between boys and girls and the … Continue reading Being a Child Psychiatrist & Mom, It Takes a Village Podcast

The Magical Power of the Sleep Pass to Keep Your Kids in Bed All Night

Maybe your kids slept well as infants or maybe they didn’t, but if you’re like every other parent I know, once your child hit the age of two or three — essentially about the time when they transition out of their crib — bedtimes become maddening. I think this is largely because the crib provides … Continue reading The Magical Power of the Sleep Pass to Keep Your Kids in Bed All Night

Marijuana is Legal…Now What? A Guide to Cannabis for Parents of Teenagers

Whether you are excited, outraged or just plain confused about this development, marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the state of California. Which leaves many of us wondering, what does this mean for our kids? How are we going to help them navigate yet another obstacle, another temptation? Well, the fact is, marijuana … Continue reading Marijuana is Legal…Now What? A Guide to Cannabis for Parents of Teenagers