We’re honored to welcome a new contributor this month. Meet Dr. Maureen Michele, life coach, author, general pediatrician, allergist/immunologist, and mama to three. She provides coaching and support to parents of chronically ill kids, and in this article, offers guidance to families facing a chronicle medical diagnosis in how to best support their kids through the journey. We happen to think this advice is great for families facing routine medical experiences, too!
Teaching Children to Challenge the Status Quo: The Importance of Questioning Authority
Why is questioning authority important for kids? Parenting educator and Piper+ Enza contributor Giselle Baumet explores how encouraging this behavior can help kids develop critical thinking skills and decision making abilities that will serve them throughout their lives.
Patient-Centered Care: How to Advocate for Your Family in Medical Settings
This month, parenting educator and Piper+ Enza contributor Giselle Baumet shares her personal journey to self-advocacy for her family’s medical care, and shares ways that you can insist on and ensure a patient-centered experience for your children (and for you!).
What to Pack When your Child has an Overnight Stay at the Hospital
Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life on Call founder, and expert Piper + Enza contributor Katie Taylor has supported her share of inpatient kids and their families over the years, and offers her advice on what to pack when your child has an overnight stay at the hospital.
Reducing medical trauma in kids is straightforward. So why aren’t we doing it?
Originally published in Motherly, Piper+Enza co-founder Taraneh Arhamsadr talks about reducing medical trauma in kids, and why we should be prioritizing it more as a society.
How to Help Your Child Take Medicine
Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life on Call founder, and expert Piper + Enza contributor Katie Taylor shares some ideas and strategies to help your child take medicine more easily — something that parents and caretakers are challenged with all too often!
How to Make Resolutions for Emotional Wellness—And Keep Them
New year, new you! Right? Honestly, the concept of setting and keeping New Year’s resolutions can bring on more pressure than anything else—so why not rethink them? This month, Giselle Baumet talks through how we can focus on resolutions for emotional wellness, especially for parents, and how this can serve as a basis for reaching other personal goals.
How to Have a Simple Holiday Season with Children
The holiday season can be filled with joy and celebration. It can also be super overwhelming, with all the events, activities, and expectations. This month, our friend, positive parenting educator (and multi-hyphenate) Giselle Baumet shares the benefits of having a simple holiday season with children, and offers some helpful tips on how to go about it!
How Can I Stop Being SAD in the Winter?
Here at Piper+Enza, we want to make sure kids and their families have all the resources they need for a better physical and mental health journey. In the fall and winter seasons, with their colder, shorter days, many adults (and some kids) experience seasonal mood changes. So we asked our experts, including child psychologist Dr. Mary Goodarzi and herbalist and educator Giselle Baumet, to help us answer the question: How can I stop being SAD in the winter?
The Importance of the Attachment Theory in Parenting
This month, our friend, positive parenting educator (and multi-hyphenate) Giselle Baumet discusses the importance of the attachment theory in parenting, and talks through what you can do to build a secure attachment with your child—despite how you may have grown up.