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The Dolphin Way of Parenting

We have discussed the elephant and of course the tiger mom way of parenting. But we have not discussed the dolphin way. Dr Shimi Kang, a Harvard trained child psychiatrist recently discusses her concept of parenting in her book “The Dolphin Way”. She has been fairly successful in discussing and promoting her concept: she has […]

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Different Types of Parenting: Elephant Mom

As we discuss and debate various styles of parenting a new one popped up that caught my interest. “Elephant mom”; i had certainly heard of helicopter and tiger and hippy but “elephant mom”; that was a surprise. But it was something familiar and something intuitive; elephants are majestic, graceful, nurturing and are known to bring […]

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Amy Chua and the “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” – A Blog on Questions for Pediatric Patients

Many people are familiar with the best seller by Amy Chua that speaks of a Yale Professor mother and her firm parenting that pushes her children to be successful academically by attaining high levels of scholastic and academic achievement. In her memoirs she discusses the importance of self discipline, self control and PERFORMANCE. Vivid images […]

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Flow and Parenting: Preschool ADHD

In her recent book Parenting: All Joy and No Fun, Jennifer Senior begins her discussion on challenges with parenting on the concept of “flow”. Her book is excellent, she is in tune with many questions and concerns todays modern parent has. Flow is something we don’t discuss much in families. We discuss flow in yoga, […]

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Support Services Beneficial to the Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

About one in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by impaired social and communication skills and behaviors. While autism has a huge impact on children, it also significantly impacts their parents. Parents of autistic children report higher levels of stress, depression, and caregiver burden as […]

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The Benefits of Fish Oils for Mental Health

Fish oil is definitely a buzz word in the healthcare community. You might have heard the term from your doctor, your cardiologist, your OB/GYN, … and now your psychiatrist? More and more studies are showing evidence that fish oil can be good for mental health. What are fish oils? They are just what the term […]

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October is ADHD Awareness Month

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain-based disorder that poses a significant public health issue as it can affect people of all ages and from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Each October, health professionals seek to dispel myths about ADHD and distribute reliable, evidence-based information to those affected by ADHD as well as the general public to increase […]

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Ten Ways to Destress in South Florida

When life has got you stressed out, you don’t have to reach for alcohol, food, or tobacco to help relieve the mounting tension. Dr. Kothari’s staff have compiled a list of positive ways to improve your mood, calm your nerves, and help you feel better. Most activities are easily accessible in South Florida, so get […]

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Chronic stress: A Risk Factor For Obesity

Obesity continues to be a growing problem in the developed world. This global epidemic has complex roots and among the many contributors to an unhealthy weight, is chronic stress. Although it is natural for the body to undergo a “fight or flight” response when faced with a challenging situation, a prolonged stress response burdens the […]

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Improving ADD and ADHD Through Nutrition

Nutritional deficiencies affect millions of people living with obesity in the United States. Inadequate nutrition in children and adults can not only affect physical health, it can also jeopardize mental function. New research supports the supplementation of a balanced daily diet to support treatment of ADD and ADHD in children and adults. Maintaining adequate levels […]

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