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LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY – Our Anxious Children

Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP Yesterday’s tragic school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, brings into 20/20 focus that this can be an unsafe world. No wonder why anxiety abounds among children today. Our thoughts and prayers…
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Talking to Children About Tragic Event in News

TALKING TO OUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE PARKLAND SHOOTING    Hylton I Lightman, MD, DCH (SA), FAAP  Although we adults are struggling with our own thoughts and feelings about this horrific tragedy, it does not absolve us from the responsibility…

How Parents Can Speak to Children of All Ages about Tragedy

Last Friday’s tragic, violent events in Israel and Paris have left us saddened and speechless. Our condolences go out to the families who are suffering: You are in our prayers. As a #pediatrician, father and grandfather, I know that violence can have lasting effect on children, even if they’re learning about it only through the media.

A Doctor in The House...

In Far Rockaway, the medical office of Dr. Hylton (Chaim Yitzchok) Lightman was swallowed by an eleven-foot storm surge and then spit out, an irretrievable jumble of destruction. Dr. Lightman has nonetheless maintained his practice and has been giving back to the community, both battered and blessed by the opportunities that have unfolded.