Children During Wars

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Some people, like a friend I talked to a couple of days ago, cannot relate to the Russian war in Ukraine. I told him about my personal childhood experience with war and how it affects children in so many ways. Ukrainian children might have the same feelings of anxiety and ambivalence that I felt during […]

Mental health in Children’s Health

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When we talk about mental health in children, from two-week-old babies to two-month-old infants or even 3-year-old toddlers, we refer to their emotions, feelings, and social abilities. Infants making great strides in social-emotional health can express their emotions and feelings through smiling, babbling, cooing, gesturing, and giving appropriate hugs. They can also frown, cry, or thrash […]

Book about Empathy

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The Journey to Ezido Lake: A Story about Empathy” is now available in both paperback and Amazon Kindle. This new book follows two Nigerian children with two completely different social backgrounds, and beautifully shows that regardless of circumstances, with empathy and understanding, both of their lives can be affected for the better. Newtown, CT – November […]

Ear infections in infants

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How to diagnose a 9-month-old cranky infant: Showing clinical students some of my tricks It was about 11:00 in the morning when we finally got to the patient. A mother had been anxiously waiting for us to see her 9-month-old infant who had been refusing to eat and drink. Few things bother mothers more than […]

What is new in your life?

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Instead of asking people, “How do you feel?” or “What is going on in your life?” and patiently waiting for responses, some of us presume we can read the minds of others or tell what others are thinking or feeling. In our insensitive misjudgment, we put others down and slice them into little bits, all […]

Nurturing and Infant Caregiver Relationship

Nurturing and Infant Caregiver Relationship
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Primary care pediatricians and newborn discharge nurses givecaregivers good guidance about a newborn’s physical health:how to bathe and feed them and take their temperatures.However, they seldom address infants’ social and emotional needs.Social-Emotional Targeted-Anticipatory guidance, SET-AG, is anovel educational intervention developed by Doctor AnselmAnyoha. SET-AG gives primary care pediatricians andnewborn-discharge-nurses the direct tools to bridge that […]

Touch-and-Go Fathering Style

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In memory of my brother: Kevin Ikechukwu Anyoha (1954-2020) “Hello!” I said when I entered the consultation room. “Hello, Doctor Anyoha,” replied Azuka. “Congratulations on your brand-new baby,” I said. “Thanks, Doc,” Azuka replied a she glanced at her baby in the little baby carriage that she planted near her legs. Upon hearing my conversion […]

The One Who Led the Child into the thorns (Orakairi Nwata n’ Ogwu). The breaking and restoration of trust between parents and children

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Based on African folklore and a chapter on Rupture and Repair by Siegel and HartzellBy: Anselm AnyohaNEWTOWN, Conn. – April 25, 2020 – PRLog — While the oil over the firewood was warming up, his mother Agidi walked over to Ejike and said, “Pound some more.” But Ejike, who was only four years old, had been pounding with the wooden […]