Happy New Year 2017

By James P Lee, MD, FAAP

Happy New Year from Dr. Lee and Fred Co Kids!

As we look forward to a new year, I would like to propose some family resolutions near and dear to my heart that embrace our practice mission.

Nature and Getting Outside

  • How about a family First Day Hike? Visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/firstdayhikes.aspx for planned hikes around our local state park system.  Planning outdoor activities like family hikes throughout the year can become a fun part of a family’s day to day lives as well as the centerpiece of creating quality family time.
  • Getting outside more also means staying inside less! One of our biggest hurdles is keeping the technology/media monster in check.  The AAP Media Plan is an excellent place to start and can be found at https://www.healthychildren.org/English/media/Pages/default.aspx.  It is practical and age appropriate.  I believe one of the highest priorities a family can establish is a thoughtful and proactive approach to interacting with technology for the entire family (parents too!).  The challenge and impact of how we approach this is not only a priority but may be a bedrock of your parenting philosophy.  If parenting is about setting boundaries and rules, could technology usage be any better example?

Reading, Tolerance and Listening to One Another

We at Fred Co Kids have much to be thankful and appreciative of!  Thanks to your loyalty and dedication we are expanding our office to better meet your needs and giving us a badly needed facelift!  We apologize for our dust and commotion currently but hope you will share our excitement for our new and improved look.  It gives us a lot to look forward to in 2017!

Happy New Year!
Dr. James Lee  &  Fred Co Kids Staff