Dr. Casares on Kids, Sleep Hygiene & Melatonin (S6E18)

Join us in this enlightening episode as we sit down with Dr. Whitney Casares, a renowned pediatrician, accomplished author/spokesperson with the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother to an autistic child. She brings to the table not only her professional expertise but also her personal experience navigating the world of autism. Dr. Casares tackles your most pressing questions about sleep hygiene, revealing practical strategies to improve your child’s sleep routine. Plus, she delves into the subject of melatonin, demystifying its role, benefits, and considerations. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, or educator, this episode is packed with insights that could transform bedtime from a struggle to a breeze. Don’t miss it!

About Dr. Whitney Casares:

Pediatrician, autism mom, and author ofThe Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting without Losing Yourself(American Academy of Pediatrics; May 11, 2021). She also founded Modern Mommy Doc where her mission is to help working moms break the cycle of burnout in parenting and shift their focus to their own health and well-being so they can create a sense of balance that fosters greater joy in every area of their lives.

Buy her book:The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting without Losing Yourself(American Academy of Pediatrics; May 11, 2021).

Check out her website:https://modernmommydoc.com/

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