stress and kids Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

October 21, 2020 “She is having headaches and she is nauseous every morning before school. At night, she has trouble sleeping and comes into my room at night. I’m worried.”  If this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. Doctors all over the country are seeing more and more patientsContinue Reading

Child develops sense of self Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

You’re scrolling through instagram and you see countless photos and videos of women in amazing shape and with what look like perfect bodies. You scroll past, stop at a few funny memes and keep scrolling without giving it another thought.  Your teens, however, are also scrolling through these images. MaybeContinue Reading

February 19, 2020 Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to share with you an article I read in Pediatric News written by Tara Haelle. The Title is A Good Night’s Sleep.  In the article, Tara quotes Dr. Spinks-Franklin, a pediatrician in Texas Children’s Hospital  in Houston as explaining that “social media and electronicsContinue Reading

February 5, 2020 “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”-Albert Einstein It is uncertain when babies understand language. We see two month old infants smiling in response to a smile and cooing as they try to communicate. We observe babies as young as 6 months oldContinue Reading