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Facebook Live Video: Doctor Sam and Boca VIPediatrics Discuss Childhood Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Facebook Live Video: Doctor Sam and Boca VIPediatrics Discuss Childhood Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Doctor Sam joined Boca Raton Pediatrician Dr. Chad Rudnick, MD FAAP of Boca VIPediatrics on August 1, 2018 for a Facebook Live discussion about helping your child cope with stress, anxiety and depression. If you missed the live event, you can still watch the recorded episode below. Make sure to follow Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist […]

We Are All Human Beings

We Are All Human Beings

Hurricanes destroyed homes and businesses in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The damage that these storms caused, while large, was often followed by an equally large sense of community. The heart-felt stories are numerous. University of Miami physicians guided a mother through the home-birth of her daughter, Destiny, during the storm. Marc Bell opened his […]

Understanding death: A child’s perspective

Understanding death: A child’s perspective

Many assume that children who are young “won’t remember” or “won’t understand” death. However, in many cases, children are more perceptive than adults realize. Depending on a child’s level of cognitive development, death can be a challenging topic for parents to discuss with their children. Here, I explain stages of development and how children understand […]

Something to Smile About

Something to Smile About

“Smile and the world smiles with you. . .” People have repeated this phrase for years and its particularly significant early in life. Consider a newborn baby who is not yet able to engage socially. While many parents have an innate love for their child, their attachment often increases at 6 to 8 weeks. This […]

What Moms Mean to their Children

What Moms Mean to their Children

The attachment between a mother and her child begins before the baby is born. From conception, a mother starts visualizing her newborn, modifies her lifestyle to care for the fetus, and starts attuning to her body’s signals that naturally change during pregnancy. Upon birth, most mothers change their priorities. They refocus concerns about their own […]

Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages

Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages

Some people believe in a soul mate. When they find that person there is intense passion, attraction and also feelings of vulnerability. These emotions initially unite two people. But with time, the excitement dwindles and couples often forget how to recreate their initial chemistry. Part of maintaining your soul mate’s hunger for your love involves […]

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

American culture values self-sufficiency. We learn at a young age to only ask a teacher, coach or counselor for help when it’s critically and imminently needed. While encouraging independence is valuable, we need to place more emphasis on human interaction and the importance of seeking help. Many people feel embarrassed to ask for help and […]

Minimizing Stress and Taking Care of the Caretaker

Minimizing Stress and Taking Care of the Caretaker

As a parent, do you ever feel like your life is devoted to others and that there is little time for you to do anything you find enjoyable? Are you constantly pulled in different directions? Parents are expected to manage work, children, a spouse, extracurricular activities, doctor appointments, grocery shopping, cleaning and much more. The […]

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