A podcast by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health where we sit down with doctors and experts to talk about important topics that all parents face. We're here to help you navigate this amazing journey we call parenting.
Flu Season Meets COVID-19
Bonus episode: Parents are starting to wonder—this time of year usually is when we starting thinking about flu season and flu vaccinations. What impact will COVID-19 have on flu season? We speak to pediatrician Dr. Lauren Bailey to bust some flu myths, get our COVID-19 questions answered, and find out what we can all have in our medicine cabinets at home to be prepared for flu season.
This episode was recorded on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
Back to School Safely in the Time of COVID-19
Bonus episode: The calendar says it’s Back to School season, but what does that mean in these times of COVID-19? We have two doctors on this episode of ParentingU—both pediatricians and both parents—Dr. Christopher Funes and Dr. Michael Bolton. How can parents feel confident about children going back to school? What precautions make the biggest positive impact on children’s health? These questions and more are answered on the show.
This episode was recorded on Friday, July 24, 2020.
Coping with the Disruption of COVID-19
From disrupted schedules to cancelled plans, the pandemic has put us all in a difficult position, and we each have all been affected in some way. Our kids might have thoughts, fears, and feelings (just like we do.) How can parents help kids cope? Dr. Choo (Dr. Thiravat Choojitarom) joins us on ParentingU and shares practical, age-appropriate suggestions for how to address concerns children may have and how healthy routines can be built into kids’ lives, especially as Summer begins.
All About COVID-19
Parents have a lot of concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it means for keeping kids healthy. To bring you facts you can use, we sit down with Dr. Michael Bolton, of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Pediatric Infectious Disease division. Dr. Bolton shares practical tips for what parents can do now, where you can find up-to-date information, who is at most risk for COVID-19, and what to do if you are concerned you or your child is ill. Recorded on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Healthy Eating for Children
Much of healthy eating is a matter of healthy habits. Return ParentingU guest Dr. Aimee Ferrell is joined by Lea Theriot, Pediatric Registered Dietician to talk about helping our kids be happy, healthy eaters. Our guests share tips for encouraging kids to try new things, get the nutrition growing kids need, and how parents can model positive behaviors themselves. If you are a parent that has questions about your child’s eating or if you need some new ideas, this is the ParentingU episode for you.
Talking with Kids About Inappropriate Drug Use | Dr. Lisa Le
A serious issue, but one that parents are wise to address head on, inappropriate drug use is a concern for families. Dr. Lisa Le, Pediatrician with Our Lady of the Lake joins us on ParentingU to help parents open the lines of communication with kids on this topic. If this is a conversation you have been dreading or avoiding, we hope this episode gives you perspective and confidence in confronting drug, alcohol, and vaping use among kids.
As a Father if 2, this is great information. Keep it coming