Today I had the wonderful experience of meeting new contacts in the local blogging community. I was honored to be invited to the Mommy Bloggers Luncheon @DaytonChildrens along with a group of other select women in the greater-Dayton area to participate in a discussion on hot topics in children’s health, safety and psychology. Guest speakers included Dr. Gregory Ramey, PhD, vice president for outpatient services and child psychologist; Mommy Safety expert, Jessica Saunders; and “Dr. Mom” Melissa King, DO and pediatrician in the Children’s Health Clinic.
In the coming posts, I will share some of the hot topics parents should be aware of as well as take suggestions that I can feedback to the medical team at Dayton Children’s. For instance, I suggested that there should be a “What to do in the first 30 seconds” series to help parents know how to react in emergency situations such as dealing with choking, burns, dog bites, head trauma and other situations because how you react in the “First 30 Seconds” sets the stage for a series of events psychologically and physiologically that unfold.
Other moms wanted more knowledge in the areas of children’s nutrition, bullying and resources for up-to-date disease outbreak information. The knowledge sharing session was valuable to me and I hope to share some of what I took away. Without further ado..
Takeaway #1 = “Remember 4”
Did you know that sitting down to have dinner as a family 4 times a week results in lower teenage pregnancy rates, better communication with children, and higher SAT scores — just to name a few benefits?
Make a plan to work this into your routine and you will see results. For more information on the Dayton Children’s bloggers visit: blog.childrensdayton.org