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Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo discuss pediatric health conditions and parenting concerns in an evidence-based educational podcast aimed at parents and other pediatric healthcare providers. Powered by Kids First Pediatric Partners, one of the leading pediatric practices in the Northshore and located in Skokie, Illinois. 

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Jul 16, 2019

If you've raised a toddler you know how difficult it can be navigating their mood swings, temper tantrums, and temperaments.  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile sits down with Pediatrician Cathy DiVincenzo, MD to discuss discipline techniques.  Dr. DiVincenzo has 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician and also raised triplets!  She often lectures on the topic of discipline in our community and offers expert advice on how to tackle this difficult stage in parenting.  In this episode we discuss time-outs, time-ins, spanking, redirecting, speaking to your children, and the best techniques to avoid the dreaded public meltdown! 



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