Why do Fevers happen at night?

As a pediatrician the question, “Why do they always get fever at night?” is heard frequently. Other than your child’s prankster heart knowing the doctor’s office is closed at 3am and how much you love to worry there is an actual reason why a temperature will spike in the wee hours. We all know that […]

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Why I let my niece be our featured writer on cancer?

I will admit I completely changed my mind about this Why Letter. I read a post by my sister Kandi this morning and decided to just steal it and use it as my Why Letter. Why would I do such a thing? Well, I figured if I had to start off the day crying like […]

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Why you should procrastinate for your family

Why is this Why Letter so late? It’s a great question and a great topic for parents. I am the parent to three boys and a husband. I also am a busy pediatrician and a struggling new business owner. In a lot of ways my life is just like a mom’s, too much stuff too […]

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Why is my child thumb sucking?

“Seriously, the thumb sucking is driving me crazy!” one parent told me.  “There has got to be a way to stop this.  Why is this even a thing?”  Again, in the list of questions that should have made me a millionaire by now, this is not unusual.  After convincing this parent there was no malicious […]

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Why do we wait so long to see the doctor?

Why Does It Take So Long to See the Doctor?   “Time is making fools of us again.” ~J.K. Rowling   Seriously, if there were something I could do about this I would.  Though it’s not usually in the form of a question, there is undoubtedly, an echo of observations, comments and jokes about the […]

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Are we not giving our children a reason to grow up?

THE WHY LETTER   Why are we not giving our children a reason to grow up?  I will fully admit that this Why Letter is probably more self-reflection than it is advice, but who says it can’t be both.  I think maybe for the point of this post it is best to start at the […]

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What is my parenting style?

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