Nanny with Special Needs Experience Available
in NYC and surrounding suburbs. I have many years of experience caring for children with unique medical needs, including g-tube/j-tube feedings and respiratory therapy. I truly enjoy watching these children grow. I work closely with the child's medical team and therapists to encourage growth and development. My experience includes working with medical professionals and therapists, including: respiratory therapists, feeding therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, and developmental specialists. When needed, I have successfully advocated for additional Early Intervention services that will benefit the child's gr...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - September 2, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: TNYC Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

REGISTER NOW FOR NEW TELECLASS: Winning with CF
: Tools, Tips, and Tacticsfor Raising Healthier Kids™ Dear Parents and Guardians ofKids with CF, Wouldn't it be nice to knowabout the parenting potholes in the road of life with cystic fibrosis so youcan avoid them? A new parentingteleclass (by phone on Sunday evenings) starts on January 18 which will help youalong the way. Discover how to: ·Motivate children to make wise choicesabout food and medication. ·Put an end to power struggles, arguing,whining, and complaining. ·Promote responsibility without nagging,lecturing, yelling, or bribing. ·Recognize and avoid common parentingtraps. ·Handle resistance to medi...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - January 3, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: LisaGreene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

The Council of Dads
I guess, remembering my dad, Jack Burke is a really important memory for me...especially here as I know I got the gift of computers and programming from him. He was an original, a Senior Method Analyst at Prudential Insurance Company back in the 1950s! I grew up with technology and am always amazed at the gift it is especially to this CF community. Dad is smiling as we learn new ways to use technology and any way that it has helped this community. His aunt Kate may always know something, I'll find out in heaven...as she died from a "very bad cough" in the 1930s...which always leaves me to wonder. I love Bruce Fe...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - June 15, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Imogene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Happy Mother's Day!
I always think Sarah Kay is inspirational..spoken word poetry it's called. Even if like me, you've seen this 20 times, I offer it as some great thoughts on nurturing, mothering, fathering for daughters and sons...I'm sure that this kind of love isn't gender specific and when I gave this poem in book form to my sister Chris...she said "But I don't have a daughter....." neither does Sarah Kay! She just has a battalion of the right words.... https://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_kay_...ave_a_daughter (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - May 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Imogene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Love & Logic approach to meds when afraid?
Lisa, I'm hoping you can help me with your thoughts. DS just finished a bad 2 weeks of stomach stuff. He was getting a back-up, choked on a chip and then got a stomach bug (at least that's what I think happened). He started refusing his enzymes when he had no problem before and I believe became afraid to take b/c of problems swallowing (the puree with them sprinkled). I'm working with a good dietitian/feeding expert/therapist on self-mastery and we're getting a little better. (Her approach is very L&L based--calm, not anger, setting expectation, etc.) He started with one little "pebble" at a time and is now t...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - January 21, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aboveallislove Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Winning with CF Class in 2013
Hi All, I have scheduled my annual "Winning with CF" teleclass for Febuary, 2013 and wanted you to know about it. This will be my fifth year teaching it! This is a six week, 2 hour teleclass for parents/ guardians of children of all ages with cystic fibrosis. You will learn techniques that: - Are simple and easy to learn - Teach resilience, responsibility, character and good coping skills - Lower your stress level - Have immediate and positive effects - Up the odds your child’s transition to independence will be fun instead of frantic In this class, you'll discover how to: - Motivate kids with CF to ad...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - August 10, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: LisaGreene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Socially Acceptable Ways to Pass Gas!
Okay. If I have trouble figuring out how to introduce this topic, I can't blame my 7 year old for handling it inappropriately! Lately our CFer has been very gassy and belching rather loudly. It's s frequent problem which I have discussed with his CF doc. Frankly I think we need a visit with a gastroenterologist, but that's another thread. At school, our kiddo has taken to emphasizing his gassiness, out of embarrassment I suspect, and trying to make everyone laugh. It's very disconcerting to the teachers and other children. I have discussed it with him, to no apparent satisfactory resolution. How do you handle this? How can...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - April 19, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gammaw Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Being a more efficient parent.
I posted this under Families / Time Management. But also wanted to ask the question from a different angle - <h6 class="uiStreamMessage" data-ft="{"type":1}"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{"type":3}">Looking for tips on managing your day with 2 lpwcf in the house. Where both parents work out of necessity ,balancing the day, physio,nebs,school run, work etc is challenging.wonder if someone out there has created an efficient routine? Thanks for your thoughts.</h6> Is there something extra we can do as parents to run a household more efficient...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - January 25, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MDad Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Winning with CF in 2012!
Hi All, It's time for my annual teleclass (by phone) for parents of kids with cystic fibrosis. I hope you can join me this year. Best Wishes for a happy, healthy 2012! REGISTER NOW FOR NEW TELECLASS: Winning with CF: Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Healthier Kids&trade; Dear CF Parents and Guardians, Wouldn't it be nice to know about the parenting potholes in the road of life with cystic fibrosis so you can avoid them? A new teleclass starting on Feb 1, 2012 will will make your life easier whether your child is two or twenty-two. Based on the popular Love and Logic&reg; parenting program, you'll discover how t...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - January 5, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: LisaGreene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Older child acting out
Not sure where to post this, hope this is the right place. I can barely get through my chest pts bc I have to get up 10x to discipline DD, which hasn't been a problem since she was really little. Thats always been an area where I take a firm hand-moms chest pt time does not get interrupted. The baby is honestly a piece of cake-he's very good, and I'm getting used to the sleep deprivation. Its this little 4 yr old spitfire thats doing me in...<br><br> (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - June 16, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: mamaScarlett Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

"Winning with CF" Live Presentations
Hi All, I will update this post regularly as I schedule new Family Ed Day presentations and workshops. Following is a description of what I talk about. I would LOVE to meet you if you are attending one. It's so fun to put faces to the names I see here. Hope to see you soon! Hugs and Hope, Lisa<span style="font-family: Arial; color: black; font-size: 10pt;"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"><strong></strong>&nbsp; <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0i...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - May 7, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: LisaGreene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

I'm so excited to share this new project with you!
<b>Living with CF Series</b> I am SO EXCITED to share this with you all. I've been working on it for about a year and it's really coming together. We have created a series of (free) pamphlets for parents of children with cystic fibrosis (and medical professionals). Right now, they are available as downloads. We are working on getting hard copies printed for the CF clinics to hand out. Here's the link to view them at www.ParentingChildrenWithHealthIssues.com under "Resources" and <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.parentingchildrenwithhealthissues.citymax.co...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - March 25, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: LisaGreene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

When is it too much information?
I have a three year old with CF. She is an active, happy girl. I am very involved with the CF Foundation and make speeches. I also am fundraising constantly on the phone and in person. My daughter is with me on all of these outings. I am starting to get worried she is hearing too much about the disease she has and will start getting stressed about it. I know she is three, but is this too much for her? Am I causing her to be worried about her disease too soon? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - March 21, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BabyBeauty Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Winning with CF: Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Healthier Kids
This message is&nbsp;updated to reflect current info: Hi All, Dr. Cline and I have scheduled&nbsp;our 2012 teleclass for CF parents. I hope you can join us! It's a wonderful class. Here's the scoop: Wouldn't it be nice to know about the potholes in the road of life with cystic fibrosis so you can avoid them? A new teleclass starts on Feb 1st, 2012 which will help you along the way. Discover how to: . Motivate children to make wise choices about food and medication. . Put an end to power struggles, arguing, whining, and complaining. . Prevent behavior problems before they start. . Promote responsibility without nagg...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - January 28, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: LisaGreene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

CF Ed Day- Lisa Greene - Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Healthier Kidstm
From the flyer: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation proudly presents AN EVENING OF LOVE & LOGIC with LISA GREENE Award-winning co-author of Parenting Children with Health Issues February 24, 2011 6 to 8:30 pm Location: The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology The Scripps Research Institute 10596 North Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Seating is limited. To reserve admission to the event call: (858) 452-2873 Parents Please join us for a life-changing evening. $10 suggested donation benefiting the CF Foundation. Sponsored by Smart Vest- Thank you. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - January 28, 2011 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: LisaGreene Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Best Places to Live for CF kids
Did anyone see last night's CBS 60 Minutes segment about surfing and CF kids? The article said that the kids were reporting to breathe easier after coming out of the salt water. I have been looking for a while for any studies which show under which environments CF patients do best. Does anyone have any thoughts? According to last night's piece, being near the coastline would be a good thing. Thanks! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - September 8, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: kristanbz Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Battling a cold: Should I give a decongestant to 2 yo?
My son, 23 months old, is currently battling what seems to be a cold. It may or may not be related to teething (2 year molars). I noticed the symptoms beginning Thursday. It started with what sounded like post nasal drip (he was swallowing hard). Then his cough increased and he developed a small temp (99.8). His eyes appeared glassy and he has occasionally sneezed. Last night he did not sleep well, cryed out in his sleep on and off. I can hear the mucous is his sinuses as he sleeps. I'm thinking a decongestant or antihistamine would help dry it up so he can sleep but would that be undoing what the hypertonic saline is ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - July 24, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: n8thegr8 Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

What do you do to discourage pseudomonas while keeping your child happily "normal"?
Hi Lisa, So, in the world of newly diagnosed, I am trying to regain some balance in my family's life, particularly concerning pseudomonas and how to avoid them. I konw about the hot tub issue, but I need to understand if I should keep my daughter away from other things. For example, this last week we have come in contact with the following. Should I have avoided them? 1.) Bubble machines! All kids LOVE them, but are they safe? Should I stear her away from them when we see them at the park/etc? 2.) Water fountains. Not to drink from, but the decorative ones at the park. She loves to play around those as well. Thanks for...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - July 9, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: edan Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

Toddler eating battles
My son is 22 months old and is at a very healthy weight, but lately we've been having some issues at mealtime. Do you have any suggestions to help when he refuses to eat what's put in front of him (or eat much of it at all)? He tends to be somewhat picky - doesn't like certain textures (or colors for that matter... red grapes good, green grapes bad). I want him to be able to eat at least part of what the rest of the family eats at mealtime and not make his dad and I short order cooks. How can I teach him good eating skills? Thanks!! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - June 27, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: AKJen Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums

MUST be satisfied!
When I was pregnant, my husband Adam had the 32 gene mutation panel done and was NOT found to be a carrier. At the time, we were satisfied with that. However, as time goes on and I learn more about this disease and just how many mutations exist (thanks, in large part, to this website!) I'm not really satisfied with that anymore. I've been interested in getting more testing done, either on her or possibly having gene sequencing done on my husband. But since she shows no symptoms, our family doctor and everyone at my CF center have completely dismissed my concerns. Usually saying something like "She's growing fine, so...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Parenting Forum - June 23, 2010 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: jennylivingston Tags: Parenting with Foster Cline, MD and Lisa Greene Source Type: forums