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ParentingU is a podcast by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health, where we sit down with doctors and experts to talk about important topics that all parents face. We're here to help you navigate this amazing journey we call parenting.

Aug 15, 2019

August is here, and that means back to school! This is a bonus episode of ParentingU to help us all get into the swing of things at the beginning of the school year. On the show are two of our pediatricians, Dr. Michelle Flechas and Dr. Ashley Lucas (return guests from Season 1 of ParentingU.) Dr. Flechas and Dr. Lucas share some tips and some of their insight from their expertise as pediatricians to set families up for success in the new school year, avoiding stress and setting a positive tone to make the transition away from Summer as constructive as possible.

Some of the questions answered on this episode:

  • What are some of the basic ways to start getting kids ready for the school year?
  • How much sleep do teens need?
  • How can grown-ups get kids excited about school?
  • My child plays sports. What kind of doctor’s visit do they need?
  • My child is healthy. Do they need a check-up?
  • Is it okay for my kids to skip breakfast?
  • How can I improve my communication with my kids?
  • My kids are so hungry by the time they get home from school. Any tips?
  • Is vaping a problem among teens?
  • How can role-playing help children in the new school year?

We hope you have a wonderful new school year! Season 2 of ParentingU will be out this fall. We can’t wait to bring you information and perspectives to help raise healthy, happy kids!

You can listen to all of Season 1 on Apple PodcastsSpotifyon our website, or any podcast app.

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