Pediatrician and author Dr. Jim Sears and Health Coach Hayden Sears are here to answer your parenting questions, discuss a wide range of topics related to raising healthy families, and share stories from the Sears household. From pregnancy and behavior to health and nutrition, follow us on this crazy and wonderful journey that we call parenting.
Ep. 29 - Baby Powder Recall, Parenting Mistakes, and Boosting Your Immune System
44:28Today we discuss the recent recall of Johnson & Johnson baby powder amid asbestos contamination concerns, an article about common parenting mistakes, and Dr. Jim's latest tips for boosting your immune system as we head into the holiday season.
Ep. 28 - Tips for New Moms with Erin Sears-Basile
58:48Our sister Erin (Sears kid #5) joins us today to chat about life as a first-time mom and discuss several questions that new moms often have. Topics include: starting solid foods, giving infants water, gentle parenting/discipline, celebrating the "mom bod", and cultivating your "mom squad".
Ep. 27 - Cold Remedies, Overindulging Your Kids
52:47Today we discuss some of our favorite cold remedies, including prevention tips and ways to kick the cold quickly. Also, we talk about the topic of overindulging your children, why it's not a good idea to "just give them everything they want" or do everything for them, and how it helps to develop patience and independence.
Ep. 26 - School Anxiety, Breakfast Tips
58:48With school back in full-swing and your family settling into the school routine, we discuss some potential sources of school-related stress and anxiety to be mindful of and ways to manage it. We then focus in on perhaps the single most important tip for a successful school (and work) day: eating a healthy breakfast.
Ep. 25 - Fever, Check-Ups, Antibiotics, Sprains, and Constipation
1:06:31Today we open up our book The Portable Pediatrician and explore what it says about fevers, yearly check-ups, antibiotics, sprains, broken bones, and constipation.
Ep. 24 - Back to School and Anxiety
49:56Today we share our Back-to-School episode, discussing tips to help your family make a smooth transition out of summer-mode and into your school-day routine. We also talk about the subject of anxiety and all the important tools you can use to manage it. We also take a phone call asking advice on how to practice attachment parenting when the parents are separated and disagree about parenting styles.
Ep. 23 - Summer Wrap-Up, Constipation
50:28Today we have our summer wrap-up, going over topics such as "debriefing" from summer camp and taking advantage of the last week or so before school starts to get your kids ready. Also, we discuss the topic of constipation - what causes it, how to relieve it, and how to prevent it.
Ep. 22 - Telemedicine, Best High-Fiber Foods, and Worst Drinks
1:00:57Today we talk about telemedicine and some of its upsides and downsides. Also on today's episode: the best high-fiber foods your family should be eating and the worst drinks your family should be avoiding.
Ep. 21 - Housecall, Token Economy, Barefoot Talk
56:25Sticker charts, reward systems, bribery... whatever you call it, a token economy system can be a great way to encourage good behavior while also teaching your child valuable lessons and life-skills. Today we share some tips and crucial elements to keep in mind when setting up a system that works for your family. Also, we explore the question of "Should I let my child go barefoot?" And Dr. Jim takes a "housecall" at the studio to take a look at a patient's rash.
Ep. 20 - CapeIvy.com, Mouth Lacerations, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting
51:46Today we welcome in Meg and Cindy of CapeIvy.com, which provides fleece poncho capes to kids and adults for extra comfort during hospital stays, to discuss some tips to help make your family's lengthy hospital stays a little more bearable. We also explore topics from the Sears' book The Portable Pediatrician: what to do about mouth lacerations/injuring from trauma, abdominal pain, and staying hydrated during vomiting episodes.