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I think my best piece of advice is to set limits for your children. Kids love rules, they love structure – it makes them feel safe. Now, it’s their job to test those limits, so they’re going to push, they’re going to see if they can break your rules a little bit. And that’s okay. Hold strong. Your children love to have the structure in place. Even when you make a rule that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense that you kind of regret just as you’re saying it – because all parents have had that experience – still, it’s the idea of keeping your kids a little bit contained – they love it, you’ll love it, they’ll respect you and it will keep them safe.

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Cara Natterson, MD

Pediatrician & Author

Cara Natterson, MD has treated thousands of children and guided their parents as well. She was a partner at Tenth Street Pediatrics in Santa Monica, California, a large group practice serving infants, children and teenagers. She now runs Worry Proof Consulting, the first of its kind pediatric practice that offers parents open-ended time to review everything from medical questions and biology basics to child development and parenting issues. Cara is also the author of several books on parenting and child health. She has a unique ability to translate cutting edge research into understandable terms for parents and their kids. More recently, Cara’s consulting has extended beyond individual families to include fortune 500 companies seeking expert advice on safety issues, child health, and crisis management.

Cara has appeared on television, in print, and on the web. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and she trained in pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. Cara is a Board certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. And anyone who knows her knows that Cara is, by nature, one of the most risk-averse people on earth. She lives in California with her husband and two children.

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