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 […]

What to Expect in Babies Book Review: Touchpoints – Birth to Three by Berry Brazelton, MD

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From the day they are born, babies’ motor movements and their social and emotional abilities steadily unfold and develop alongside their physical appearance. These changes, most of them completely normal, may still concern their mothers and fathers. An alteration in the shape of their baby’s head is an example of physical development that worries parents, […]

Social Distancing in a Solo Pediatric Office: What are you doing in your office?

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There is no shortage of instructions from experts, policymakers, and business owners on what to do and what not do to stop the spread of coronavirus. The message is clear on social distancing as one of the remedies. Frequent handwashing, wearing a protective facial mask, sneezing on the inner elbow, and keeping away from others […]

Why waiting for Christmas may be bad for your child

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Why waiting for Christmas may be bad for your child With toys wrapped and placed under the tree, with new shoes hidden in room cabinets and new pants and shirts inside locked down closets, children are outraged with their parents and caregivers. If without Christmas they cannot have their belongings, then who is holding up […]

Men at 58

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It was not that long ago that I was an eighteen-year-old boy, with a sculpted face only a craftsman could have brought to life. I sported a trunk as flat as the board on which my elementary school teacher, Coby, wasted thousands of chalks teaching the rest of the children and me, including a beauty […]

What to have for Dinner

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My previous article “What to have for lunch,” attracted many readers. Since dinner comes after lunch, I also wanted to talk about what to have dinner. Dieticians and clinicians always tell people what not to eat, but often do not tell them what they should eat. They do so not because they want people to […]