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

Youโ€™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

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gratitude - Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

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 forContinue Reading

January 8, 2020 The end of a year always brings with it mixed emotions. It often makes you pause and reflect on the year that passed. It is interesting how certain moments or specific events seem to stand out. I’ve always wondered why some things are given more meaning inContinue Reading

November 12, 2019 Those eyes! Its hard not to look into the eyes of a baby and immediately feel the intense love that comes from knowing that you had a big part in making this little person that is now completely dependent on you. It can feel overwhelming. You wantContinue Reading

October 22, 2019 It’s no secret that anxiety increases as we get older. Why is that? Why do we spend so much time dealing with anxiety and why is it so common? If you look at a newborn or even a toddler you realize that their happiness comes from theirContinue Reading