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kids and their heritage and a second language. Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

#61: Teach Kids about their Heritage and a Second Language: It’s more important than ever!

October 28, 2020 I was reading an article the other day in JAMA Pediatrics about how patients that didn’t speak English had more complications in the hospital than patients that spoke English.  I mean, much worse….These children were twice as likely to have an adverse outcome during their hospital stay than families who spoke English. …

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gratitude - Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

#56: Learning about appreciation and how to teach gratitude

The longing for the store bought dress: A lesson on gratitude and appreciation. August 19, 2020 During my high school years, finances were tight. I knew that my parents couldn’t afford to buy me many of the name brands that my friends were buying, so I just didn’t ask for them. If I really wanted …

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#29: Parenting teens

January 29, 2020 It was a regular well visit for a young girl. She was 14 and there was clearly some tension in the room between mother and daughter. It is nothing unusual. The teen years often come with a lot of eye-rolling and resistance as the battle for independence is in full gear. This …

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