Holiday 2011

This time of year, the calendar moves us from one celebration to the next. While we visit with family and friends and enjoy special foods and activities, kids get off their schedules and parents get stressed.

In 2009 I did an interview with Health Radio about getting kids through the season in uncertain times.

You can find the first segment: Tips for Teaching Your Child Less is More here

http://www.healthradio.net/component/mtree/Health-Radio-Shows/Healthy-Children-%252D-The-Talk-Show-for-Parents/Tips-for-Teaching-Your-Children-Less-is-More-41020/details

The second segment about healthy holiday eating is here

http://www.healthradio.net/component/mtree/Health-Radio-Shows/Healthy-Children-%252D-The-Talk-Show-for-Parents/Holiday-Overeating-%252D-Avoiding-Tummy-Aches-41019/details

The interviews distilled a lot of good information I’m linking to here from Bananas, Inc. in Oakland

Bah, Humbug! Surviving the Holiday Seasonhttp://www.bananasinc.org/uploads/1312327179.pdf

Preparing your child for a visit away from home

http://www.bananasinc.org/uploads/1312327472.pdf

Planning for Summer or Holiday Custody

http://www.bananasinc.org/uploads/1193419784.pdf

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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