Sleeping Teens

I am amazed by how long my fourteen year old son can sleep. He will go to bed on a Friday night at midnight and sleep until two O’clock the next day. Of course I don’t mind not being woken up at six am like he did when he was a toddler. He would come in my room as I...

My mother died of Alzheimer’s

My mom died of Alzheimer’s in 2019 and it was one of the worst things I have ever experienced in my life.  Not just because she died but how she died.  Alzheimer’s affects all members of the family.  Even though my sister was with her the...

When to Get Rid of the Pacifier?

My son is four years old and his favorite posession is his pacifier (which we call a binki).  My husband and  I realize that it is time for the binki to go but it is such a good crutch for us we are having a hard time getting rid of it.  When he cries...

Return of AskDrShannon

hello people…I’m back!  I took many months off to move to Colorado and try to get settled. Until I figure out how to better manage this page, I’m a Doctor, not a marketing wizard. Check me out on Face book at AskDrShannon!  I look forward to hearing from...

Do Your Eyes Light Up?

Today’s topic is called, “Do Your Eyes Light Up”. It was not my original thought but one that I like to share with all my patients who are parents (although it works on spouses as well). Tony Braxton came up with the name.  The concept is: do your eyes light up...