My Why:

Hi there! I’m so happy that you’re here! I’m not sure how you find me, but I’m so excited to share this amazing journey with YOU!

The purpose of my website is sharing with you information on how to keep yourself and your child well both physically and mentally.

I firmly believe that the most important thing we can do to stay healthy is to stop separating mental health from physical health. Our heads and bodies are not separate. The more we understand this the faster we can achieve real health (The mind and body as one).

Most of my reading is focused on ways to improve the health of the body by understanding the effects of the mind on the body. I love to learn about the brain and how it works. I also spend a lot of time trying to find new ways to prevent disease.

Many of our habits and coping mechanisms develop in childhood. Prevention is key when approaching parenting. In Pediatrics, you have the opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life as a child and then eventually into adulthood.

My goal is to educate parents on how to work on both the health of the minds of their kids and their bodies.

Parents need to be educated on how to prevent things that can be prevented and how to recognize problems before they become overwhelming. They need to learn more than how to feed their kids, treat them when their ill and seek help when things go wrong.

More importantly, parents need to understand that in order to take care of their amazing kids they first need to take care of themselves. Parents will do for their child what they neglect to do for themselves. What they fail to understand is that in doing so, they can’t possibly show up as the best parent to their kids.

My hope is that my posts encourage you to take a step back and live intentionally not reactively. I want your parenting journey to be one of growth for you and your child.

It may not always be easy, but it’s always worth it. Be kind to yourself, listen to your heart and mind, and be willing to adapt to this ever-changing rollercoaster we call life.

I hope that you will subscribe to my page and share my page with your friends who are also on their parenting journey.

Leave a comment, send me a note and let me know what you think. Always remember that becoming a parent doesn’t mean the end of who you were, it’s the beginning of the best you that you can be.

I’m so happy that you’re here.

Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

Remember that this blog is for educational purposes only. If you have a medical concern, please speak to your child’s pediatrician. The views on this page are my own, and not of my employer.

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