Does Achoo! Mean the Flu?

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

Achoo! echoes down the hallway of your house. As a parent, you reflexively grab for a tissue box and expect your little one to come down the hall. As your child comes into view, you can immediately sense that she is not feeling well. This is confirmed when she says, “I feel bad” and is shaking. This is the point where Dr. Mom or Dr.…

Children Need Tune Ups for School

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

By Dan Florell, PhD and Praveena Salins, MD As summer vacation comes to an end it is time to get your children ready for the new school year. We view the beginning of the school year as a perfect chance to make sure your children are ready to learn to their fullest potential.  In order to do this, you will need to address both their…

Back to Basics: Timeout

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Stop that or you will go to timeout! Do you want to go to timeout?” This phrase is often heard coming out of parents’ mouths at home and almost any other place where children can be found. Timeout has gotten into the national vocabulary of parents. In our jobs as a pediatrician and school psychologist, we often ask parents about how their child is disciplined.…

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