Ask Dr. Paolo is back

You may have noticed a few blog post and workshops about Dr. Paolo Molino a psychotherapist.  Dr. Paolo Molino has been helping the Expat community for years. He is a psychotherapist of Gestalt psychology. He is also a family man with his wife and two children. He expertise covers many areas such as: Affection disorders … Continue reading Ask Dr. Paolo is back

Obstetrician Doctors Here and Weight Gain

So why is it that the Obstetrician doctors here have big issues with weight gain during pregnancy for expat moms?  I am not talking weight gain above the standards of other countries. Here you can find an example of what doctors follow in the US for standards of weight gain during pregnancy. click here  In … Continue reading Obstetrician Doctors Here and Weight Gain

Straight Facts About Braces

Why is orthodontics important? Without treatment, orthodontic problem may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and trouble with chewing and digestion. A “bad bite” can be a factor in tooth loss and chipped teeth. Orthodontics can have psychological benefits too – boosting a person’s self-image as the teeth, jaws and lips become properly … Continue reading Straight Facts About Braces

Vaccines 2013

It seems many moms are asking if the vaccines giving here are the same as in the US and UK.  For the most part vaccines given are the same but might be given at a slightly different schedule then in the US or UK.  In the overall though by age of  12  your child will … Continue reading Vaccines 2013

To vaccinate or not? What are your thoughts?

I have to say a women, in the vasculitis group I belong, is in tears because she now thinks that she gave her two daughters an autoimmune disease. The diseases for both her daughters came out after this vaccine. I am almost sure mine came out after I having mono and got the hep b … Continue reading To vaccinate or not? What are your thoughts?

Things that children put in there mouths

I have heard some stories of "my child ate this and my child ate that".  Children love to explore and then they like to taste so it might be inevitable for a child to go through life without something that they ate and were not supposed to. If your child ate something you will need … Continue reading Things that children put in there mouths

Why does my kid freak out? The science behind toddler tantrums. – Slate Magazine

Definitely read this article if you have a 2 or 3 year old.  Mine have grown but I do remember my one son whom would go crazy at this age with things like taking a bath, cutting hair, cutting finger and toe nails, tags in shirts, itchy wool sweaters, shoes and so much more.  This … Continue reading Why does my kid freak out? The science behind toddler tantrums. – Slate Magazine

Parcheggio rosa: Pregnant Moms and Moms with Newborns

Have you seen these around town?   If  so post below where you have seen them. Now throughout town there is parking spots for pregnant moms and moms with newborns (0 - 12 months). There have been some articles that the spaces are limited and a lot of the times  occupied by others that are not … Continue reading Parcheggio rosa: Pregnant Moms and Moms with Newborns

Picky Eaters: Why do my children not want to eat?

I have been seeing a lot of posts about picky eaters.  It seems that when the child hits the age of being able to say "No" and learn that they can control things especially food, they do. "Fussiness and the aversion to try new foods tends to peak between the age of 2–6 years. And … Continue reading Picky Eaters: Why do my children not want to eat?

Bullying Scars the Adult Mind

Bullied kids were about three to five times more likely to have an anxiety or panic disorder or agoraphobia through their 20s after adjustment for childhood psychiatric problems and family hardships, via Bullying Scars the Adult Mind. Related articles Being bullied as a child can leave you scarred for life (schoolsimprovement.net) Children exposed to bullying … Continue reading Bullying Scars the Adult Mind

Rare Diseases do you know what they are? « Firenze Mom

Rare Diseases do you know what they are? Rare Diseases are usually chronic diseases that affects a small percentage of the world population. There is no really known cause but research is going on for testing if they are genetic, environmental and other causes. Why do I bring them up? Well there are so many … Continue reading Rare Diseases do you know what they are? « Firenze Mom