Great Kids Don’t Just Happen Tour Blog

Great Kids Don’t Just Happen

If there are children in your life, you need Dr. Smolen’s research and wisdom!

Physically and emotionally healthy children are Great Kids. They are happier when young and thrive as adults.

Pediatrician Dr. Paul Smolen identifies five essential parenting elements which help develop happy and successful kids.
In Great Kids Don’t Just Happen you will learn how to use those elements and nurture the children in your life.

The author’s observations and advice are supported by scientific studies referenced throughout the book and personal observations from his many years of practice as a pediatrician. The five essential elements and how to apply them are made easy to understand in the warm words of one who knows, practices, and teaches from research, observation, and experience.

Learn how to provide:

  • Realistic praise
  • Consistent limits
  • A healthy emotional environment
  • Strong parental commitment
  • Stability

Dr. Smolen’s research and wisdom are sure to be of great help for your family and loved ones.

About the Author

Dr Paul Smolen,

also known as Doc Smo by his friends, is a pediatrician with 33 years of experience caring for children and families. He is the creator and curator of the popular pediatric blog, He is a graduate of Duke University (1974), Rutgers Medical School (1978), and Wake Forest University-N.C. Baptist Hospital (1982). At Wake Forest University he completed a residency in general pediatrics, served as chief resident, and completed a fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics. He became board certified in the American Academy of Pediatrics (1983) and completed his MOC in 2014. For the last 33 years, he has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, helping to train a generation of medical students and pediatric residents as well as author several research papers. In February 2015, he published his parenting book called, Can Doesn’t Mean Should, Essential Knowledge for 21st Century Parents. He is currently a practicing pediatrician in Charlotte, NC.

Recent News:

The pediatric blog becomes one of the most successful pediatric blogs on the internet, currently with 40,000 visits/month.

Can Doesn’t Mean Should is referred to in psychologist John Rosemond’s syndicated column, April 2015, as an “Excellent resource” for parents.

South Charlotte Weekly does a featured article about Can Doesn’t Mean Should, April 2015.

The Duke University library, Doc Smo’s alma mater, acquires a copy of Can Doesn’t Mean Should- April 2015.

Win one of 5 ebooks (gifted-Kindle) of GREAT KIDS DON’T JUST HAPPEN by Dr. Paul Smolen (five winners) (Open Internationally) Giveaway ends: 12/6/2019

If anyone is interested on purchase the book here is the link

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