Sprouting up from seedlings...
Monday, December 3, 2012
In some ways it just happens. With a little sunlight (some vitamin D balanced with sunblock), water (no need for juice), some other critical resources, and careful tending to, of course.
It's what we'd be concerned with if we were gardeners, if we were pediatricians, if we were parents. Helping seedlings sprout, thrive through the teen years, and grow up to be healthy radishes. Which then, hopefully when the time is appropriate, cycle back to a new round of germination.
So many varieties. And an obligatory adolescence. What have yours needed in order to grow well and make healthy transitions?
About the Expert
Terry Kind, MD, MPH, is Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education at Children's National Health System. For the last decade she has also served as a primary care pediatrician at the Children's National Health Center at Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, in Washington, DC.