Dr Alison Mitzner On 5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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9 min readJun 10, 2022

Praising the efforts along the way. As parents, we want to make sure our children feel as though their accomplishments are not more important than their well-being. We need to praise them for their efforts along the way, and not just for successes and end result. We need to acknowledge their engagement and participation in the process rather than assess the quality of the performance. We can do more to motivate and affirm and spend less time judging and comparing.

School is really not easy these days. Many students have been out of school for a long time because of the pandemic, and the continued disruptions and anxieties are still breaking the flow of normal learning. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times?

To address this, we started a new series called ‘5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School.” In this interview series, we are talking to teachers, principals, education experts, and successful parents to learn from their insights and experience.

As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Alison Mitzner.

Alison Mitzner, MD is a board-certified pediatrician, family wellness and fitness expert, a Sr. Director at a major pharmaceutical company, #1 Amazon Best-selling author and currently a single mom of two. She is known for making parents feel calm, confident and healthy.

Over her pediatric and professional career, Dr. Mitzner has had the chance to work with over 6,000 patients and reach millions of people with her fitness, health, and wellness information for parents of all types — new, single, stay-at-home, working, and just plain busy! She has worked with many brands and is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book, Calm and Confident Parenting, How to Care for Yourself (and Your Kids) Through