Dr. Casares on Kids, Sleep Hygiene & Melatonin (S6E18)

Join us in this enlightening episode as we sit down with Dr. Whitney Casares, a renowned pediatrician, accomplished author/spokesperson with the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother to an autistic child. She brings to the table not only her professional expertise but also her personal experience navigating the world of autism. Dr. Casares tackles your most pressing questions about sleep hygiene, revealing practical strategies to improve your child’s sleep routine. Plus, she delves into the subject of melatonin, demystifying its role, benefits, and considerations. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, or educator, this episode is packed with insights that could transform bedtime from a struggle to a breeze. Don’t miss it!

About Dr. Whitney Casares:

Pediatrician, autism mom, and author of The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting without Losing Yourself (American Academy of Pediatrics; May 11, 2021). She also founded Modern Mommy Doc where her mission is to help working moms break the cycle of burnout in parenting and shift their focus to their own health and well-being so they can create a sense of balance that fosters greater joy in every area of their lives.

Buy her book: The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting without Losing Yourself (American Academy of Pediatrics; May 11, 2021).

Check out her website: https://modernmommydoc.com/

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Quiet Mind:

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Created by Mikey Goldman, who has long struggled with ADHD and anxiety, The Original Weighted Pillow is designed to act as a companion, especially for kids. It’s super easy to grab and go, so, it’s always there when you need a boost of calm. The Original Weighted Pillow provides a personal hug, acting as a tool to promote calmness whenever you need it. Unlike bulky weighted blankets, this ultra-soft pillow is easy to move, and won’t cause you to overheat or feel claustrophobic.

The Quiet Mind Pillow utilizes the science of Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS), delivering the same emotional, cognitive, and physical benefits as a weighted blanket. It offers a compact, portable, and versatile solution for anyone seeking a natural way to unwind. It is particularly beneficial for children with autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorder. The Quiet Mind Pillow is like a stress ball for your body, providing relief and relaxation. Just Hold it, hug it, and quiet your mind. 

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Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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