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Who We Are

We are a team of doctors and scientists who are committed to improving the mental health & safety of families.

We draw on our clinical experience, review the most current research, and present it all to parents in a simple, easy-to-understand format.

Dr. Ree Langham

Ree Langham, Ph.D.

Child and family psychologist with over a decade of experience. Dr. Langham writes about ADHD and anxiety.

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Kim Langdon, M.D.

Retired obstetrician-gynecologist with 19 years clinical experience. Dr. Langdon writes about eating disorders, pregnancy, and postpartum.

Dr. Shannon McHugh

Shannon McHugh PsyD.

Licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. Dr. McHugh writes about  behavior, social skills, childhood struggles, and trauma.

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett MD

Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, M.D.

Board certified general pediatrician with over 25 years experience. Dr. Poinsett writes about pediatrics, autism, and nutrition.

Ana Jovanovic

Ana Jovanovic, Psychotherapist

Licensed psychotherapist and coach with over 5 years experience in working with children and adolescents. Ana writes about executive functions, attachment, and learning disabilities.

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