How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Children

Raising a confident child is harder than it may seem. No matter what you decide to do with your life, confidence is key. And yet, confidence isn’t something we are taught in schools. It is something we learn from our experiences and our upbringing. Confident people generally become that way because they either had goodContinue reading “How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Children”

How to Teach Your Kids to be Anti-Racist

In times like these, we have to learn to be anti-racist. From the riots in Minneapolis over the murder of George Floyd, to the incidents of voter suppression all over the US, there can be no denying that racism is alive and well in our country. And how could it not be? It was onlyContinue reading “How to Teach Your Kids to be Anti-Racist”

Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport

They say that a winner never quits, but is that old adage always true? We have all heard the age-old adage that quitters never win, and winners never quit, but as a parent, I don’t know if I agree. While its true that you don’t want to to raise a child to think that theyContinue reading “Five Signs Your Child Should Quit a Sport”

What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game

Teaching your kids how to lose with grace is a very important lesson. If your child is getting involved in sports, it’s pretty inevitable that they will eventually lose. Obviously, losing sucks for everyone, but as a parent it can be especially hard because your instinct is to protect your child from anything that willContinue reading “What to do When Your Kid Loses Their First Game”

How to Choose Age Appropriate Sports For Your Kids

When choosing a sport for your child, you should always choose something age appropriate. I know this probably isn’t something I need to say, but if you are thinking of enrolling your toddler in flag football, don’t. You would think that goes without saying, but I recently read a disturbing article on parents enrolling theirContinue reading “How to Choose Age Appropriate Sports For Your Kids”

How to Stay Sane While Traveling with Four Kids

Traveling with any number of kids can be a challenging experience. As a full time doctor, mom, and wife, I will be the first to tell you that traveling is almost always a nightmare. Over the years I have learned to hone my particular skills of organization in regards to travel, and feel like IContinue reading “How to Stay Sane While Traveling with Four Kids”

Back to School Organization: Tips and Tricks

As every parent knows, the back-to-school days are half stress, half relief. While is seems simple to just press play and put them on the bus, there is obviously a lot more to it (especially for a mother of 4)—50 forms, school supplies, extra clothes, volunteering obligations, committees, packing lunches everyday, school lunch menus, waterContinue reading “Back to School Organization: Tips and Tricks”

Work Life Balance as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Part 2

More motherly advice on how to balance your family and career. As any working mother can tell you, balance is deceiving, and it is more of a juggling act than a crisply conducted orchestra. The balls in the air are: children, entrepreneurship, friends, happiness, health, “me”, relatives, spouse, and work. There is no specific orderContinue reading “Work Life Balance as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Part 2”

Spending Time with Children: Quality VS Quantity

When it comes to hanging out with your kids, is quantity more important than quality? Obviously, as parents, we want to spend as much time with our kids as possible, but we have to take into account that our moods and well-being directly influence our children. So is it better to spend more time withContinue reading “Spending Time with Children: Quality VS Quantity”

Should Your Teenager Have a High School Job?

How important is a high school job? There has always been an ongoing debate on whether high school kids should be working. On one side, many parents think that children should focus on their studies in high school in order to excel. On the other hand, it can be debated that high school jobs teachContinue reading “Should Your Teenager Have a High School Job?”