Articles Written By: Dr. Laura Jana

This author has written 38 articles

Dr. Laura Jana is a pediatrician and award-winning parenting and children’s book author. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, an MD from Case Western Reserve, and is the co-founder of Amazing Me Books. With a faculty appointment at Penn State University’s Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, some of her key areas of focus are early brain and child development, health and wellness, and early education. Dr. Jana also serves as an author and media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and lives in Nebraska with her husband and 3 children.

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Help Children Navigate Tragic Events in the News

Our nation is reeling from the tragic events that occurred in Texas this week. When horrendous events like these occur, it not only leaves us…
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In Good (and Clean) Hands: Considerations for Children’s Safe Return to Child Care

Few would question that 2020 was a challenging year, with COVID-19 disrupting just about every aspect of our day-to-day lives at home, at work and everywhere in-between. Included in that “in-between” is child care – an essential service for so many parents…

Coronavirus and What Parents Need to Know

A new and concerning type of coronavirus — COVID-19 — has managed to literally and figuratively “go viral.” Here are expert tips for understanding and combating it.

7 Ways to Make Time Change Easier

It often takes a bit more time, effort and advanced planning to help us and our children adjust to time changes, so here are a few tried-and-true tips to make that transition a little easier.

Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Sleep Habits

There’s nothing quite like parenthood to remind us that sleep is a beautiful thing. Whether we never seem to get enough or our children resist…

Is It a Cold, or Is It the Flu?

Each year as the school year hits full swing, we enter what is commonly referred to as cold and flu season. And each year, one…

De-Stressing and Spending Quality Time with Your Kids

Many of us look forward to having extra time to spend with our children and families, but we are often faced with busy weeks and…

Summer Skin Care Tips for Your Child

A pediatrician's advice for protecting your child's skin while you're enjoying the outdoors.
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Dental Care Tips for Kids 0-6

February is Children’s Dental Health month! Follow these age-specific dental care tips to help your child develop healthy habits and a sparkling smile.
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