Learning to Grow From Failure

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Teaching Your Kid To Lose Gracefully; Even When They Win

The summer months are amongst us, and that means team sports, activities, and other events are blossoming everywhere. In our neck of the woods, this usually includes various baseball seasons, soccer, the beginning of football practices, and the most important sport to our family – swimming. Swimming has become a primary sport in our household […]

Early Sports Specialization and Our Kids

Listen to the Podcast Episode Here With the summer months among us we are seeing multiple sports physicals every day in the office. Football, softball, baseball, track, soccer, and more – everyone is starting to get back to their respective activities as local restrictions allow. With this brings great excitement for our youth, as many […]

School Closings Due to COVID – How Did This Affect Our Kids?

Listen to the Podcast Episode March 2020 was a tough time – most kids went on spring break, never to return to school that year.  The pandemic presented a difficult decision for our school systems and lawmakers – what do we need to do to try to help stop the spread of this illness we […]

Do Kids Get Sick From COVID?

This last week I released a new podcast titled Kids and COVID. With that release, Episode 3 discusses more of the data on how kids in the 12-17 age range compare to others. This is the same data that was used during the EUA meeting for the recent Pfizer vaccine authorization. Below is a synopsis […]

The 6 B’s of Being a Physician Dad

When I started my journey on embracing my imperfections as a parent, I quickly dug into parenting books, blogs, and podcasts. I would kick myself every time I made a “parenting mistake,” and I would blame this on my ineptitude as a father. Many physician parents do this to themselves. Starting in high school and […]

There Is a Shift in the Wind, As Well As the Podcast

As you may have recognized recently, the front page to the website has changed. Soon, the intro to my podcast will as well. You may be wondering why the sudden shift? When I began my journey with the blog and subsequent podcast, my goal was simple: learn to embrace my own parenting imperfections as well […]

COVID Vaccines with Pregnant or Breastfeeding Moms

Below is an opinion based article and not meant to be medical advice. Please discuss any medical decisions while pregnant with your personal physician. In the pediatric realm we get many questions involving pregnant or breastfeeding moms and what medications are considered ok during those times. Many moms receive their flu booster or Tdap during […]

How Are the COVID Vaccines Working in the Real World?

If you caught my previous posts on the various SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, you would see that I made an initial error, confusing the terms efficacy and effectiveness. One has to do with how well the vaccine works in a set trial, where the other has to do with how well it works in the real world. […]

The Importance of Sleep and Your Health as a Parent

If you prefer to listen to this in a podcast format instead, you can listen to Episode 10 of the Imperfect Dad, MD Podcast. When our kids are born it is a joyous occasion. There are many tears, smiles, and sighs of relief. Then comes the second night and cluster feeding. The frequent awakenings for […]


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