All posts from Rajka Milanovic Galbraith, M.D.

  • Motivating your children in the face of failure

    Children who are intrinsically motivated are easy to teach, easy to encourage and learn readily.  But not all children are intrinsically motivated.  Some are extrinsically (aka motivated by external... Feb 19, 2012 - 4 Comments

  • How to teach children to be entrepreneurs when most schools won’t?

    In the book Disrupting Class, the authors talk about multiple types of intelligence not just IQ, which only measures one type of intelligence.  The book goes onto to say that most public schools “... Feb 13, 2012 - 20 Comments

  • How to be a good mentor? Bonus: Top tips for medical students

    When I was asked to mentor for the Qatar Professional Women’s Network as part of the Circle of Pearl mentoring program, it was an easy choice. I would have loved to have had an official mentor in me... Jan 25, 2012 - 7 Comments

  • Conflicting diagnosis. What to do when you disagree?

    This article was originally written after a personal experience we had with our daughter.  It took 3 visits in 21 hours to be allowed a referral to the pediatric surgeons at the main hospital ER alth... Jan 16, 2012 - No Comments

  • Not having goals is the biggest lie of 2011

    I have a confession to make, it has been a really rough couple years.  With all the challenges has come a profound personal growth.  In writing this, I hope that it may touch some of you as many of ... Jan 05, 2012 - 9 Comments

  • Teaching Children Forgiveness

    Sorry is the hardest word to say Your toddler has inadvertently hit you in excitement.  Or, your preschooler has hit you out of anger.  Both actions require an apology: one accidental, one intention... Dec 26, 2011 - 7 Comments

  • Is it time for a Media Diet? Announcing: Media Free Wednesdays

    The loss of Simplicity and Charm in our lives.  Arriving to pick up my son from a play date, I observed how intensely engaged he was in a game of Monopoly with his friend.  While the mom and I cha... Dec 21, 2011 - 5 Comments

  • Back to Sleep?

    Should you let your child sleep on their backs once they start rolling? This is a good question that came up on a mom’s forum. Since 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) has been advocating... Dec 12, 2011 - No Comments

  • Networking and Community Building to Skyrocket your Blog or Business. What I Wish I Knew the First Year?

    Expatdoctormom is over a year old!  It seems like just yesterday, I was hammering out lists and outlines of how I envisioned the site.  When I launched the site, it was out of a need I saw in the co... Dec 05, 2011 - 6 Comments

  • A Constant Reminder

    Mama: “what’s that?”  My daughter was referring to the tights I was putting on while getting dressed to deliver a speech.  I said: “tights”.  She looked at me as if the word didn’t regi... Nov 28, 2011 - 8 Comments