Nearly every lecture in this 24 lecture series made me wish I'd audited this series before I became a parent. It answers so many great questions that I'd had and does so in practical, case-study type format that treats each patient complaint as a mystery, some with serious implications and some without:
- How does sleep training work, and how quickly can you do it? (it's turns out the cry it out methods are faster than the alternatives)
- Why are vaccine schedules set the way they are? (turns out that this is driven by medical studies and periods of vulnerability)
- What serious birth defects do existing prenatal screens detect, and which types slip through?
- Why is folic acid important?
- What's the best way to discipline your kid? How do you properly do a time-out? (It turns out consistency and immediacy is key --- if you can't impose the punishment immediately, it's better to ignore it than to mention it and not follow through)
- Cancer is the leading cause of deaths among children between 1 and 9, but leukemia is surprisingly treatable (80% survival rate).