Linda Brodsky, MD
Dr. Brodsky is a mom of a 30-year-old son and 28- and 25-year-old daughters and a physician in private practice with Pediatric ENT Associates in Buffalo, NY. Formerly she was an active Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She retired in 2007 and now is President of WomenMDResources.com.
What’s your favorite parenting tip? Decide what you think is important, figure out how you want that to be part of your life, and make sure you consistently communicate that to your kids. Then hope for the best.
What surprised you most about parenting? My friend Diane, a psychiatrist and a mom of 3 children, shared with me her insights:
Parenting is a life sentence.
You are only as happy as your least happy child.
I couldn’t agree more!
How do you get your kids to eat healthy food? You serve them only healthy foods from the time they start to eat. If they don’t eat what is front of them, don’t make another dinner. Always have them eat what you eat.
How do you work exercise into your family’s life? Find activities that you like to do as a family.
How do you recharge your batteries? I get away to our home on Martha’s Vineyard as much as possible. There we play tennis, go to the beach, bicycle, and do a lot of nothing.