Author Susan Markel, MD Articles

Eliminate the Fear, Not the Fever

As loving and caring parents, we naturally want to help our children feel better when the inevitable fevers, colds, and illnesses arise. Many of us will reach for popular over-the-counter remedies to suppress fever and alleviate symptoms, in the...

Mindful Parenting

The Buddhist concept of “mindfulness”, which means deeply paying attention to the present moment, can profoundly enrich your experience as a parent. We spend much of our lives unconsciously absorbed in a future that hasn’t happened yet, or in...

Also labeled: Issue #13, Parenting

The Joy of Being a Mother

Being a mother can be much more joyful than we make it, if we learn to recognize when and why we make it harder than it should be. As a pediatrician, I often ask mothers to stop regretting the past, as well as to stop worrying obsessively about the...

Also labeled: Issue #19, Parenting