Social-emotional skills are just as important to learn in childhood as academics. As a pediatrician, I see many children struggling to behave and even getting suspended from school due to delays in emotional regulation. These children are often labeled “bad”…

Ep. 94: Helping Kids With Grief and Loss

A recent study in Pediatrics showed that one U. S. child has lost a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19 deaths, highlighting a hidden crisis within the pandemic. As a pediatrician, I’ve seen the impact of such loss and how…

If you’re wondering what “selfie” skills are, let me explain. I coined this term to describe various abilities used to support or build oneself. For example, the ability to believe or trust yourself is known as self-confidence. Selfie skills are…

Ep. 84 Allergic Rhinitis or COVID-19?

It can be hard telling the difference between allergy symptoms and a viral illness like COVID-19 because of overlapping symptoms. So I thought it would be helpful to invite Allergist,  Dr. Lakiea Wright to help tease it all out and…