Dr. Markel Joins Hilltown Families Team of Contributing Writers

Q&A: Peaceful Parenting with Dr. Markel

We’re delighted to welcome pediatrician Dr. Susan Markel, M.D. to our team of contributing writers! Starting in March, Dr. Markel will join us with a monthly Q&A column, answering questions submitted by Western MA families.

Every family is different, yet similar in seeking peace and joy in their lives. With her emphasis on natural lifestyles, and while applying her knowledge of communication skills and child development, Dr. Markel will answer your questions to help you make reasonable decisions with regard to your children. There is no such thing as perfect parenting, but peace of mind is an achievable goal that is not as elusive as it often seems.


Susan Markel, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician who has a private consultative practice specializing in parent coaching and child health. A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Dr. Markel became a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1981 and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 1997. For many years she served as a medical liaison for La Leche League. She is also a medical associate at Attachment Parenting International, a philosophy based in the practice of nurturing parenting methods that create strong emotional bonds between the infant and parent(s). As the author of What Your Pediatrician Doesn’t Know Can Hurt Your Child, Dr. Markel has been recognized as a trusted source of pediatric information distinct from the typical industry-supported medical dogma presented to parents today. www.AttachmentParentingDoctor.com


Do you have questions on how you as a parent and/or your children can achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle you would like to see Dr. Markel address? Submit your question for consideration. Dr. Markel’s column will appear on the fourth Tuesday of every month beginning in March, 2011.

1 Comment

  1. March 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you to everyone who has shared comments and concerns. Kindly share your questions in the comment field above for Dr. Markel. Thank you!


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