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The “Ask Dr Jessica” is hosted by board-certified pediatrician and mom of three, Dr Jessica Hochman. In this podcast, you will hear her interview experts and share practical knowledge. Dr Jessica believes that, with greater knowledge, parenting worries lessen. She also believes that the less energy we spend on worries, the more we are able to enjoy the experience of parenting. 

Ask Dr Jessica Dr Jessica Hochman, Board Certified Pediatrician

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 156 Ratings

The “Ask Dr Jessica” is hosted by board-certified pediatrician and mom of three, Dr Jessica Hochman. In this podcast, you will hear her interview experts and share practical knowledge. Dr Jessica believes that, with greater knowledge, parenting worries lessen. She also believes that the less energy we spend on worries, the more we are able to enjoy the experience of parenting. 

    Ep 131: Practicing mindfulness in parenting, with Dr Jill Campbell, clinical psychologist

    Ep 131: Practicing mindfulness in parenting, with Dr Jill Campbell, clinical psychologist

    Episode 131 of Ask Dr Jessica with Dr. Jill Campbell, a licensed clinical psychologist, shares her passion for teaching mindfulness to parents. Mindful parenting involves being present, non-judgmental, and empathic in the service of self-understanding and wisdom. By practicing mindfulness, parents can regulate their emotions and respond to their children in a more conscious and compassionate way. Dr. Campbell provides practical tips for applying mindfulness in challenging parenting situations, such as taking deep breaths, using visual imagery, and practicing gratitude.

    To find out more about Dr Jill Campell:
    You can visit her website
    Email her: info@drjillcampbell.com
    Follow her on Instagram: @dr.jillcampbell
    Or call her and schedule a televisit or in person visit: 818-665-9448
    5016 Parkway Calabasas, Suite 212, Calabasas CA 91302
    Dr Jessica Hochman is a board certified pediatrician, mom to three children, and she is very passionate about the health and well being of children. Most of her educational videos are targeted towards general pediatric topics and presented in an easy to understand manner.

    Do you have a future topic you'd like Dr Jessica Hochman to discuss? Email Dr Jessica Hochman askdrjessicamd@gmail.com.

    Follow her on Instagram: @AskDrJessica
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel! Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to this podcast: Ask Dr Jessica
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    The information presented in Ask Dr Jessica is for general educational purposes only. She does not diagnose medical conditions or formulate treatment plans for specific individuals. If you have a concern about your child's health, be sure to call your child's health care provider.

    • 47 min
    Ep 130: Why freedom, independence and play is important for child development, and how overprotection can be harmful. With Peter Gray, neuroscientist and psychologist

    Ep 130: Why freedom, independence and play is important for child development, and how overprotection can be harmful. With Peter Gray, neuroscientist and psychologist

    Dr. Peter Gray, a neuroscientist and psychologist, discusses the importance of independence, freedom, and play in children's development. He challenges the cultural delusion of overprotection and highlights the low risks children face in the world today. Dr. Gray emphasizes the benefits of challenging and risky activities for children's growth and resilience. He argues that children are naturally curious and self-directed learners, and that parents should focus on fostering their independence rather than controlling their education. The conversation also delves into the role of media in children's lives and the need for a balanced approach. It emphasizes the importance of pediatricians in promoting independent play and providing resources for parents. 
    Dr Jessica Hochman is a board certified pediatrician, mom to three children, and she is very passionate about the health and well being of children. Most of her educational videos are targeted towards general pediatric topics and presented in an easy to understand manner.

    Do you have a future topic you'd like Dr Jessica Hochman to discuss? Email Dr Jessica Hochman askdrjessicamd@gmail.com.

    Follow her on Instagram: @AskDrJessica
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel! Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to this podcast: Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to her mailing list: www.askdrjessicamd.com

    The information presented in Ask Dr Jessica is for general educational purposes only. She does not diagnose medical conditions or formulate treatment plans for specific individuals. If you have a concern about your child's health, be sure to call your child's health care provider.

    • 38 min
    Ep 129: Talking to children about cancer, with child life specialist & therapist Kelsey Mora

    Ep 129: Talking to children about cancer, with child life specialist & therapist Kelsey Mora

    Ask Dr Jessica episode 128 with Kelsey Mora, a dual certified child life specialist and therapist, discusses her work in supporting children and families facing illness and grief. She shares insights on how to talk to children about cancer diagnoses, emphasizing the importance of using clear and honest language. Kelsey also introduces her book, 'The Dot Method,' which provides a comprehensive guide for children and families navigating cancer. Kelsey's work with the Pickles Group, a nonprofit organization supporting children of adult cancer patients, is also discussed.
    Takeaways
    Use clear and honest language when talking to children about cancer diagnoses.Provide hope and positivity in conversations with children, balancing realism with optimism.Incorporate fun and joy into difficult days to lighten the mood and strengthen connections.Dr Jessica Hochman is a board certified pediatrician, mom to three children, and she is very passionate about the health and well being of children. Most of her educational videos are targeted towards general pediatric topics and presented in an easy to understand manner.

    Do you have a future topic you'd like Dr Jessica Hochman to discuss? Email Dr Jessica Hochman askdrjessicamd@gmail.com.

    Follow her on Instagram: @AskDrJessica
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel! Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to this podcast: Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to her mailing list: www.askdrjessicamd.com

    The information presented in Ask Dr Jessica is for general educational purposes only. She does not diagnose medical conditions or formulate treatment plans for specific individuals. If you have a concern about your child's health, be sure to call your child's health care provider.

    • 28 min
    Ep 128: Your child's sleep: how to get more of it? with Katie Pitts, Founder & CEO of Sleep Wise Consulting

    Ep 128: Your child's sleep: how to get more of it? with Katie Pitts, Founder & CEO of Sleep Wise Consulting

    Do you struggle with sleep and your kids? Do you feel like you and your children would benefit from more rest? Katie Pitts, founder of Sleepwise Consulting, shares her journey into sleep consulting and her philosophy on sleep training.  Katie reviews common issues that arise with children's sleep, and she  provides valuable insights and tips. She also dispels common misconceptions about sleep training and highlights the significance of sleep for overall health.

     Katie L Pitts, MS, MA, CSSC Owner & Founder of Sleep Wise Consulting, a consulting group that has now helped over 9 thousand people with sleep issues. Sleep Wise Consulting is made of a team of 40+ certified pediatric (and adult) sleep consultants offer the highest quality private sleep support. 

    For more information:
    www.sleepwiseconsulting.com
    IG @sleepwiseconsulting
    Dr Jessica Hochman is a board certified pediatrician, mom to three children, and she is very passionate about the health and well being of children. Most of her educational videos are targeted towards general pediatric topics and presented in an easy to understand manner.

    Do you have a future topic you'd like Dr Jessica Hochman to discuss? Email Dr Jessica Hochman askdrjessicamd@gmail.com.

    Follow her on Instagram: @AskDrJessica
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel! Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to this podcast: Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to her mailing list: www.askdrjessicamd.com

    The information presented in Ask Dr Jessica is for general educational purposes only. She does not diagnose medical conditions or formulate treatment plans for specific individuals. If you have a concern about your child's health, be sure to call your child's health care provider.

    • 40 min
    Ep 127: Headed to college? Here's what you need to know. With Jennifer Tabbush, college counselor

    Ep 127: Headed to college? Here's what you need to know. With Jennifer Tabbush, college counselor

    Jennifer Tabbush shares her insights and advice on the college application process to help guide students find the best "fit" for their educational needs.  Jennifer founded Headed For College to help families in need of expert educational consulting, college and graduate school counseling, and academic planning.  In this podcast episode, Jennifer discusses many of the questions parents think about as their kids prepare for college. How does a child find the right fit for them? How can colleges be the most cost effective, or is that even possible? What does a GPA mean anymore? Does a student have to be very well rounded to be accepted to college? And what about the personal essay--does it have to be a "sob story" ?!?  Jennifer answers all of these questions and more, overall emphasizing the importance of fit and happiness in college choice.

    About Jennifer Tabbush: She received her B.A. in Economics/Business from UCLA, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude.  Jennifer earned her MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Ms. Tabbush began her admissions career in 1990 as a volunteer student reader of applications to the MBA program at UCLA Anderson. From 1990-2008, Ms. Tabbush worked in graduate admissions for the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management where she was Associate Director of MBA Admissions. She read thousands of essays, interviewed hundreds of candidates, and represented UCLA Anderson at events in the U.S. and abroad. Jennifer was also a member of the UCLA Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools admissions read team and read applications for UCLA’s freshman class for three years.

    To learn more about Headed for College:
    www.headedforcollege.com



    Dr Jessica Hochman is a board certified pediatrician, mom to three children, and she is very passionate about the health and well being of children. Most of her educational videos are targeted towards general pediatric topics and presented in an easy to understand manner.

    Do you have a future topic you'd like Dr Jessica Hochman to discuss? Email Dr Jessica Hochman askdrjessicamd@gmail.com.

    Follow her on Instagram: @AskDrJessica
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel! Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to this podcast: Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to her mailing list: www.askdrjessicamd.com

    The information presented in Ask Dr Jessica is for general educational purposes only. She does not diagnose medical conditions or formulate treatment plans for specific individuals. If you have a concern about your child's health, be sure to call your child's health care provider.

    • 41 min
    Ep 126: How to treat pain in children? w/ Drs Lonnie and Paul Zeltzer, pioneers in the field of pediatric pain treatment

    Ep 126: How to treat pain in children? w/ Drs Lonnie and Paul Zeltzer, pioneers in the field of pediatric pain treatment

    Drs. Lonnie and Paul Zeltzer are are pioneers in the field of pediatric pain treatment.  We discuss many different ways to treat pain--including alternative, non-pharmacological approaches to pain management, including sleep hygiene, breathing techniques, hypnotherapy, placebo and mindfulness. They also  explain when medications such as opioids may help helpful.  Additionally the role for herbs, topical anesthetics  and more! 
    Dr Lonnie Zeltzer and Dr Paul Zeltzer are pioneers in the field of pediatric pain treatment.   Dr Lonnie Zelter’s impactful career includes being the immediate past-director of the UCLA pediatric pain and palliative care program, and the author of over 400 publications and 4 books.  Her husband, Dr Paul Zeltzer, co-directed the successful pediatric pain clinic  at UCLA.  After retiring from UCLA, they together created an online community for youth, called CHYP— the Creative Healing for Youth in Pain.  CHYP is an online nonprofit that provides free resources for anyone looking to heal from pain. 
    Check out Creative healing for Youth in Pain: https://mychyp.org/
    Dr Jessica Hochman is a board certified pediatrician, mom to three children, and she is very passionate about the health and well being of children. Most of her educational videos are targeted towards general pediatric topics and presented in an easy to understand manner.

    Do you have a future topic you'd like Dr Jessica Hochman to discuss? Email Dr Jessica Hochman askdrjessicamd@gmail.com.

    Follow her on Instagram: @AskDrJessica
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel! Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to this podcast: Ask Dr Jessica
    Subscribe to her mailing list: www.askdrjessicamd.com

    The information presented in Ask Dr Jessica is for general educational purposes only. She does not diagnose medical conditions or formulate treatment plans for specific individuals. If you have a concern about your child's health, be sure to call your child's health care provider.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

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Advice that you can trust!

Dr. Jessica goes the extra mile to ensure she is providing parents with quality content that is evidenced based! Highly recommend this podcast for all parents!

C Baptiste ,

The more we know!

As a parent I have always felt I operate best with a resource of reliable information. Dr Jessica is knowledgeable source for me and covers a wide range of topics. It’s not always clear where to turn for reliable insight and Dr. Jessica has proven to be that! Check her out!

EmrHol ,

Informational peace of mind

S1 Ep99 on Autism was a breath of fresh air. We just found out our oldest has autism spectrum disorder and have since been bombard with information and opinions. This podcast did a phenomenal job of laying out the facts and explaining what Autism is and what does (or doesn’t) cause it without inserting opinions or being overly emotional. A perfect place to start for others who are just beginning to learn about Autism! Can’t wait to listen to more episodes.

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