Op-Ed: Pediatricians Urge Responsible Behavior, Universal Masking 

Parents, teachers and pediatricians all understand the vital importance  of in-person learning not only for our children’s academic development but for their social and emotional development as well. Many children receive resources from schools that they simply cannot receive at home. Others rely on school Read More …

Op-Ed: Pediatricians Help Parents Navigate Through the Pandemic

As the country cautiously reopens and people try to navigate the new normal brought about by the pandemic, parents wonder how to best keep their families and children safe. The last thing parents need to worry about is an outbreak of yet another serious and potentially deadly disease that can target their children. However, that is Read More …

Op-Ed: As Census Arrives, Count Everyone, Especially Children

The 2020 Census forms will start arriving in mailboxes around the country this March, launching the once-a-decade effort to count every person living in the United States.  Children are consistently the most undercounted demographic in the census. In fact, in the 2010 census an estimated Read More …

Op-Ed: Hold Accountable Those Who Separated Families

In June of 2018, thousands of Americans raised their voices to demand an end to the administration’s family separation policy.  Members from both sides of the aisle and people from across the country condemned the policy as morally repugnant. Under the pressure of that public Read More …

Op-Ed: Do Lives of Migrant Children Matter?

I have been disturbed by many stories and images over the past several years  of migrant children being traumatized at our southern border. One story in particular about a boy named Carlos  has haunted me since I first learned of it . Perhaps it is Read More …

Op-ed: Holocaust Analogies Are Vital

There has recently been criticism of the comparison between detention facilities holding immigrant children and concentration camps. I not only agree with the Holocaust analogy but feel it is vitally important to make such analogies as we confront the human rights violations being committed by Read More …