Dr. Cara Natterson is the consummate voice of reason and sense when it comes to all things related to the complexity of our children’s health and growth. Her ability to engage both kids and adults in discussing even the most delicate issues, managing to minimize audience member cringing, is a true gift. Her Care and Keeping of You and Guy Stuff series have given millions of girls, and now boys, the tools to learn about their bodies, minds, and world around them in a manner that speaks to them, not at them. As a mom of a girl and a boy, and as a physician, I am a huge fan!
I can’t imagine what I’d do without Cara in my parenting arsenal. She has provided me with sound information, thoughtful analysis, and warm advice on issues ranging from breastfeeding and bed-wetting to tonsillectomies and other weightier medical subjects. She allows me to make decisions as a medical professional would - armed with all the information I need - and she manages to simplify complex issues without talking down. Basically, Cara is the Thinking Parent’s best friend, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Every parent, and every child, could benefit from it.
I have spent a career working to build strength in our homeland. I have learned that our greatest achievement in terms of our nation’s safety and security has been our acceptance of each other and who we are. Cara Natterson has brought those contributions home, giving us invaluable tools to engage our daughters – and now our sons – so that they can become accepting, caring and independent. It is an achievement that I am confident will, despite all the news of mayhem in the world, make us a better nation.