How Much TV Hurts Our Kids?

Dimitri Christakis is a pediatrician, researcher, and parent whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children. His research with mice shows us how over stimulation through “intense” t.v. watching can negatively influence children’s ability to pay attention in school. It makes me wonder how video games are impacting kid’s ability to pay…

10 Tips for Managing Childhood Stress

Stress is not all bad. Eustress is positive whereas distress is negative. Eustress, or positive stress, has the following characteristics: Motivates, focuses energy. Is short-term. Is perceived as within our coping abilities. Feels exciting. Improves performance. In contrast, Distress, or negative stress, has the following characteristics: Causes anxiety or concern. Can be short- or long-term. Is…

Dr. Denise Pope and Mental Health of Our Children Common Ground Series

Dr. Denise Pope moderates and participates in a Mental Health Panel featuring Stanford Physician Panelists – Positive Responses to our Children’s Distress Signals Common Ground Speaker Series, January 14, 2016 at Sacred Heart Preparatory School– Below is Cynthia Klein’s, Certified Parenting Educator, panel discussion summary. Physicians: Shashank Joshi, M.D. Neville Golden, M.D. School is presenting a tremendous amount…