A Thinner Playbook

  On his essential website, Vaxopedia, pediatrician Dr. Vincent Iannelli asks this question of those who would insist on delaying or refusing vaccines: If vaccines are associated with autism, then why don’t the counties with the highest immunization rates have...

Games Children Play

  Perhaps you have heard of the “Momo Challenge” — the “creepy and dangerous game sweeping through social media platforms” that attracts child predators, erases boundaries of online privacy, and encourages acts of self-harm, and, in...

Screen Time & Development

  A little more than two years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their recommendations on the optimum quantity and quality of screen time for children. Among the new guidelines in the AAP’s policy statement entitled “Media and Young...

Shattered Again

  After the last mass shooting in this country — no wait, maybe it was the one before that, or the one before that… — we leaned on Meghan Moreno, M.D. to guide us with her wisdom in a timely piece in JAMA Pediatrics entitled “How to Talk...

Teachable Moments

  I was fortunate enough to be raised in a house cluttered (a generous understatement) with books, magazines, and newspapers, by parents who read them and expected their two children to own the same passion for lifelong learning by reading. We also watched a good...