Welcome to this new podcast which focuses on helping parents and adults survive and thrive with challenging children.My name is Dr. Pat McGuire. I am a developmental & behavioral pediatrician who, over the last 30+ years has worked with more than 3000 children and their families, in order to create positive, healthy families. Our society is realizing that raising children to be healthy, happy, and productive adults is more challenging than originally thought. We are seeing the effects of toxic stress on the integrity of families and in the physical and mental health outcomes of children.This podcast will look at a variety of topics which will help parents and professionals rethink how they see and respond or react to children and adolescents. I will challenge many adults to consider how they decided to interact with children and if it was based on sound developmental knowledge, or a history of "That's the way it has always been."
Episode 32 Bias & Bigotry Are Not Inborn - They Are Taught
Bias and Bigotry are taught. Children are born ready to accept all.
Episode 31 Modeling Love, Acceptance & Respect to Children During COVID 19
Adults need to model care and concern for others if children are to know how to do the same.
Episode 30 FASD and COVID 19
COVID 19 is likely going to lead to a surge in babies born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. What does that mean to society?
Episode 29: Learning Disabilities: Helping the 3 R's
While learning disorders can be inherited, you can help young children by stimulating their senses early on.
Episode 28: Children, COVID19 & PTSD
This pandemic is stressing us all, but more so children who look to adults when they are scared.
Episode 27 Celebrating Children With Down's Syndrome
Before the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act there was the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) from 1975 to 1990. This was enacted while I was in college, which is why I never really had exposure to students with disabilities,...