Dr. Mary Ann's Parenting Tips
Welcome to Simply Parenting. I'm Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento. For three decades, I’ve been a general pediatrician, caring for a generation of children and helping to guide their parents. I ‘ve worked both in private practice and as a hospitalist, specializing in newborn care. With so much advice, often conflicting, coming from so many sources, I wanted to help this current generation of parents navigate through all this information. I created Simply Parenting to bring childcare back to basics. Through books, articles, helpful links, and an award winning video series, I hope to bring back the joy of parenting and to encourage parents to trust their instincts.
The Simply Parenting website contains brief articles about normal development and common problems from newborns to teens. What’s Going Around is a helpful guide for parents about the most common illnesses of childhood. The Helpful Links section will introduce some other well-respected sites that limit marketing to parents. The Simply Parenting videos cover the normal development of babies and toddler from birth to age two. They are available on our “You Tube” channel and are not only fun to watch but provide a visual guide to normal development as well as providing discussions of the more common problems associated with each age group. It is my hope that Simply Parenting will help parents to feel less anxiety and have more confidence as they begin the most rewarding journey of their lives.
It’s all over the news: this is one of the worst flu seasons in several years. Influenza is still a dangerous disease that can take the lives of children and adults, especially if they are susceptible to infections because of asthma or a weakened immune system. But every year, previously healthy infants and children also die from influenza. Here’s some advice on how to prevent, recognize, and treat influenza and when you need to call the doctor.
The flu is still a serious illness, especially for small infants and anyone who has a weakened immune system or asthma. For most healthy kids who contract influenza, they will be very sick for a few days and then recover fully, but every year, a few healthy children and teens become seriously ill [...]
Fever is a person’s normal response to infection and is often the very first sign that an illness is starting. Fever in small infants and children, however, is also a common cause for anxiety in parents and a frequent reason to call the doctor for guidance
When rules are broken time out provides a method of letting your child know that this behavior is unacceptable.
Babies are born with their own temperament and unique personalities. Every baby develops at his own pace. No one book on infant development will describe your child. I know it is difficult, but try not to compare your child with others! Your family practitioner or pediatrician will be following your infant’s development with you at [...]
More often than not, parents in today’s society have never learned how to “be” with their children or to “play” with their children. In fact, I believe that many of them are afraid to be with their children.
What causes a sore throat ? There are a variety of causes. Most are caused by viral or bacterial infections that invade the throat and cause redness and swelling of the tonsils and surrounding tissue, causing pain.