Pediatric Annals

Residents Viewpoint 

Parenting in Practice: Help or Hindrance?

Claire D. Ganal, MD; Christopher W. Foster, MD

Abstract

“Do you have kids?” Whether your answer to this oft-encountered inquiry is ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ please read on.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Claire D. Ganal, MD, is a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, and is the Immediate Past Chief Resident, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. Christopher W. Foster, MD, is a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, and is a Pediatric Resident, Naval Medical Center, San Diego.

Dr. Ganal and Dr. Foster have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The authors wish to acknowledge Waine MacAllister, EdM, Technical Publications Editor, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, and Gregory S. Blaschke, MD, MPH, FAAP, for their review and assistance.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, nor the U.S. Government.

Abstract

“Do you have kids?” Whether your answer to this oft-encountered inquiry is ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ please read on.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Claire D. Ganal, MD, is a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, and is the Immediate Past Chief Resident, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. Christopher W. Foster, MD, is a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, and is a Pediatric Resident, Naval Medical Center, San Diego.

Dr. Ganal and Dr. Foster have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The authors wish to acknowledge Waine MacAllister, EdM, Technical Publications Editor, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, and Gregory S. Blaschke, MD, MPH, FAAP, for their review and assistance.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, nor the U.S. Government.

“Do you have kids?” Whether your answer to this oft-encountered inquiry is ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ please read on.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Claire D. Ganal, MD, is a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, and is the Immediate Past Chief Resident, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. Christopher W. Foster, MD, is a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, and is a Pediatric Resident, Naval Medical Center, San Diego.

Dr. Ganal and Dr. Foster have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The authors wish to acknowledge Waine MacAllister, EdM, Technical Publications Editor, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, and Gregory S. Blaschke, MD, MPH, FAAP, for their review and assistance.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, nor the U.S. Government.

10.3928/00904481-20080401-13

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