Keep your kids healthy and happy

Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner is passionate about preventive care, childhood obesity, allergy and asthma management, and the power of reading aloud to your children. Dr. Gellner will keep parents informed about the latest trends and issues facing children today, plus give tips that will help raising your kids a little less stressful.

Latest Episodes

How Much Crying is Normal for My Newborn?

Jun 24, 2019

Newborns cry—but the intensity and frequency can be shocking. How much crying is normal? If your newborn is having sudden, long-lasting bouts of crying and can’t seem to be soothed, it may be PURPLE crying. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains this specific period of intense crying, how much ...

Remember to Tell Your Child 'I Love You'

May 27, 2019

The saying goes, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me." But this, unfortunately, may not be the case for many of us, especially children. As parents, we should remind our children how special they are as individuals. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about the ...

My Toddler Isn't Sleeping Through the Night

Apr 23, 2019

A newborn waking up in the middle of the night is a normal thing. But one in five infants who have trouble sleeping may continue to have challenges during their toddler years as well. If your toddler is having problems with nighttime awakenings, there are a few possible causes. Pediatrician Dr. ...

Talking Sex With Your Teen

Apr 15, 2019

Sex is a topic many parents don’t want to talk about, especially with their kids. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner discusses how parents can approach this sensitive subject. She also explains why it’s important your teenager receives the correct information about sex coming from you, not from ...

How Can I Get My Child to Stop Biting Her Nails?

Mar 19, 2019

Nail biting is a common habit, but usually not a serious one for most children. Most children who bite their nails eventually lose the habit, but some may continue well into adulthood. In more serious situations, nail biting can lead to health concerns. There is no prescription to stop nail biting, ...

Could My Child’s Cold Actually be Winter Allergies?

Mar 4, 2019

Does it seem like your child gets bad colds every winter? If it lasts longer than a month, there’s a good chance the sneezing and sniffling aren’t from a cold at all. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains how to tell the difference between seasonal colds and winter allergies....

Why Is My Child Suddenly Not Eating?

Feb 25, 2019

It might seem like your child doesn’t eat enough, is never hungry or won’t eat, and you worry he or she will starve unless you spoon-feed them yourself. Don’t worry. It’s normal for a child’s appetite to slow down between the ages of 1 and 5. Normal doesn’t mean it’s pleasant, however....