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My name is Christy Rivers. I am a wife and a mother of two.  I work as a pediatrician at The Corvallis Clinic, in Oregon.  My house of worship is Grace City Church, though obviously God travels with me wherever I go.



Using positive rather than negative instructions and moving from extrinsic to intrinsic rewards will help our kids in the long run.


I wrote this blog on vacation, sitting in a hammock by the sea. On the trip, I explored the underwater world and also the jungle. Every...

Starting Again

The pandemic has been draining. Parenting is draining. It is never too late to dive in and do better, to go for a restart.

What is Strength?

What we need to be telling children from a very young age is that we were created for community. Friends, not strength, are our superpower.

What Kids Need: The Truth

How do we make decisions and how do we live a life when we argue about everything, opinions as well as facts?

Thankfulness in Hindsight

When we look back, a year from now, 5 years from now, I think there will be experiences in our lives that came about because God prepared us


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I would love to use this blog to answer general parenting questions from the perspective of a Christian pediatrician.  This is not a substitute for talking to your own doctor about specific questions in regards to your child's health.

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