Brain Hacking, Part 2: Could Violent Video Games Really Make Your Kid More Aggressive?

Isn't it interesting how we decry violence starting when our kids are very young, and bristle at the thought of our children hurting other children, or being hurt by others, yet at the same time, we accept and even celebrate violence in our entertainment? Is it ironic that kids and parents alike find it entertaining …

Brain Hacking, Part 1: How Your Kid’s Phone Could Be Hacking Their Brain

If you haven't heard the buzz about screen-time lately, you may have been hiding under a rock, or maybe behind a screen. Recent studies and compelling reports have been implicating excessive screen time in poor mental and physical health. Collin Kartchner has been crusading throughout Utah against smartphones and social media with his #savethekids Parent …

Why Parents Need Reading Aloud Just As Much as Their Kids

It was 2009, and I was a fresh new pediatric intern. My wife and I had just had our third child two weeks before my med school graduation and moved across the country, to a city where we knew no one, to begin my residency program with three children under the age of 4. We …