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My Child Wants

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH(SA) FAAP Things must have shifted in society-at-large and my pediatric office is a small microcosm where a different phenomenon is emerging. Allow me to explain. Pediatricians are, for the most part, warm, friendly,…
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Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Yesterday’s tragic school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, brings into 20/20 focus that this can be an unsafe world. No wonder why anxiety abounds among children today. Our thoughts and prayers…
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The nearly forgotten, Children of Divorce

Hylton I Lightman MD DCH (SA) FAAP A mother said to me, “I made two smart decisions in my life, Dr. Lightman.  The first was to get married and the second was to divorce.  At least I have three beautiful children.” Indeed, her children…
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Building Resilience in Children and Adolescents

Today’s world is filled with stress and uncertainty.  The recent tsunami in Indonesia.  The terrorist attacks in Israel.  Fires in California.  The Pittsburgh massacre.  And the increasing number of attacks on visibly Jewish Jews. …

Hanukkah and Safety

The holiday of Hanukkah is imminent, commencing on the 25th day of Kislev which this year coincides with Sunday evening, December 6th. Also known as the “Festival of Lights,” Hanukkah is one of the better known Jewish holidays. Here are some safety points to keep in mind.
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Talking to Children About Tragic Event in News

TALKING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE PARKLAND SHOOTING    Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP  Although we adults are struggling with our own thoughts and feelings about this horrific tragedy, it does not absolve us from the responsibility…