Raising well-mannered children

Shamsah Amersi, MD, shares advice for parents on the best ways to teach your children to be well-behaved and well-mannered
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Raising well-mannered children

You raise a well-mannered child by example. It goes beyond "please" and "thank you." The child has to see you, and it has to be enforced, that thinking about other people and being thoughtful is very important. Learning to be a part of the household, setting the table for his chores, making his bed, feeding stray cats, taking food to the homeless. These are all things that help them learn that the world is beyond them, and that it's not just about them. It's about helping them to realize that, "No," is a complete sentence. I don't need to defend it. I don't need to explain it, "no," is "no." It is important to be consistent. It's much easier to let things go, but saying "no" to whining, saying "no" to tantrums, and saying "no" to being spoiled, is very important. Most of all, know that if you model good behavior for your child, they will see what is expected and rise to the occasion.

Shamsah Amersi, MD, shares advice for parents on the best ways to teach your children to be well-behaved and well-mannered


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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.


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