Kathleen Berchelmann, MD Archive
Kathleen Berchelmann shares, "We needed to clearly define some house rules. We’re the Berchelmann’s, so we wrote The Berchelmann 10 Commandments.”
Sleep helps kids do well in school, improves social functioning, prevents illness and injuries, and even prevents obesity. But American children don’t sleep enough. With touch-screens luring children to avoid bed, we have a
Hoping to avoid a Lampoon Family Vacation? You can stop the bickering and say the rosary. Here's how.
Just because you have a baby in your home doesn’t mean you need to Clorox your floors daily and buy a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Being a germ-a-phobe isn’t healthy for your baby.
Dr. Kathleen offers preventative suggestions for avoiding the horrific tragedy of infant heatstroke deaths.
Finally, some good news for parents of kids with ADHD and ADD—we really can teach our kids to pay attention, and without medication.
Has yelling become the new spanking? Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann honestly tells her stories of yelling at kids, what really happened, and how she has learned to yell less.
Why bedtime with an iPad just doesn’t work… there’s science behind this.
Most parents think their kids don’t drink. Most teens drink. Here’s how to keep your kids safe.
Who should we turn to when we are sick—God, medicine, or our government? Here are some thoughts from Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann.
Can educational TV programs really make kids smarter? Mom-Pediatrician Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann shares her thoughts on PBS’s Curious George.
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann changed her mind about cord blood and cord tissue banking. Here’s why.
Many parents say they have cured their kids from ADHD by removing artificial colors from their diet, especially Red Dye #40. Dr. Kathleen looks at this topic.
Dr. Kathleen -- who's planning a delivery of her own -- shares her birth plan and gives advice for yours!
You know those yucky brown iron-vitamin drops that pediatricians recommend for breast fed babies? The stuff that stains everything it touches and makes your baby’s poop turn green? I must confess that I’ve never been good at