Articles Written By: Dr. Laura Jana

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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.

Getting Your Child Rocking & Rolling

Those who know me best might be amused to hear me say that I love dancing. Let me just say that there’s a big difference between thinking highly of something and being good at it. Regardless of my own abilities (or lack thereof), I view dancing as an all-too-often overlooked activity that has the ability to bring people together, foster body confidence and serve as a fun way for children (and adults) of all ages to get up and get…

Making Everyday Parenting Count

Most parents I know find it challenging at times to keep up with all of the day-to-day demands of parenthood – especially those who commit to living and teaching their children healthier lifestyles. After all, it can be admittedly tough to carve out dedicated time to exercise while at the same time resisting the allure of fast food in favor of cooking up and serving healthy family-style meals. That said, there’s good news on the parenting front for all of…
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