Pediatrics

Have you ever noticed that, when you talk to a baby, your gut reaction is to slow your speech and use a high-pitched voice? This is something that doctors call “infant-directed speech,” or more commonly, “baby talk.” And it’s totally natural. What We Mean by “Baby...

In the final chapter of our “Secrets of Parenthood” series, we’re talking about teenagers. But before we go there, let’s start by talking about two things: hormones and the brain. Hormones are often the scapegoat for irrational teenage behavior, but how much are hormones to blame?...