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Robert Saul, MD

Professor Emeritus, blogger, author

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Pediatrics | Physician

Pediatrician and medical geneticist, Robert A Saul, MD, has been guiding parents and their children’s physical, behavioral, and mental care for over 40 years. He is Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus). Dr. Bob Saul developed the Parental Awareness Threshold, a simple framework that guides parents and guardians to actively parent with self-awareness, empathy, and compassion. Parents who use this framework create a healthy environment where children learn to build safe, stable, and nurturing relationships as well as exhibit love and respect others in their community.

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Dr. Saul deeply cares for all children. We all need constant reminders about the optimal nurturing of children, and his work provides a multi-dimensional approach to parenting that is refreshingly new.

Civility Matters

Civility Matters

Robert A Saul, MD explains how civility is key to social interactions – trust is the currency of social interactions, but civility provides the interweaving fabric that keep us together.

Ladders of Love

Ladders of Love

Robert Saul, MD explains why adders of love are critical for children, providing support as children and families lift themselves from trauma to a pathway toward restoration, resilience and flourishing.

Happiness for Children

Happiness for Children

Robert Saul, MD teaches that caring for each other is the hallmark of caring citizens and the path to happiness.

Thoughts on Medical Trust

Thoughts on Medical Trust

Robert Saul, MD asserts that the public needs to trust the medical profession. Suspicion erodes trust, he says, and makes us all engaged in an “us vs. them” instead of a path toward common good to help us all.

Parenting and "Flip-Flopping"

Parenting and “Flip-Flopping”

Robert Saul, MD opines that changing one’s mind based on rational discourse and informed discussions with people, based on a degree of maturity that reflects reasoned thinking, is totally acceptable.

Should You Be Concerned if Your Child Has Chest Pain?

Children As Our Teachers

Robert Saul, MD explains why, if we really look and listen to our children, their comments and actions serve as a mirror for our actions.

Tears – Rinsing Our Psyches

Tears – Rinsing Our Psyches

Robert Saul, MD shares that tears are important in our lives and asks us to let them rinse our emotions (grieving together, celebrating together, being nonjudgmental) as we support each other.

Grace - A Gift or a Journey?

Grace – A Gift or a Journey?

Robert Saul, MD writes that to accept the grace of God and others might be our fate, but to make it meaningful requires us to be on a journey to accept that grace and pass it on.

“Light-bulb” Moments

Robert Saul, MD explains how epiphanies, revelations, or “light-bulb” moments, are sometimes easy to recognize but, more often than not, are only noticed after the fact.

The Challenge of Mercy

The Challenge of Mercy

Robert Saul, MD explains how works of mercy cannot be measured, or specifically quantified, but still define the essential elements of our ability to provide meaningful care.

How to Move Forward

Robert Saul, MD: Forgiveness will often take time and a lot of hard work, but it is worth it.

The Toxicity of Hate

The Toxicity of Hate

Robert Saul, MD explains why hate evokes such a powerful emotion that its toxicity affects our own thoughts, our interpersonal relationships (partner, family, friends) and our social relationships.

Articles: Bob Saul, MD: 5 "Professional" Lessons from 50 Years of Practice

5 “Professional” Lessons from 50 Years of Practice

Robert Saul, MD, confesses that fifty years seems like a long time and given that length of time, he should have some lessons learned that might be worth sharing in his roles of pediatrician, medical geneticist, educator, administrator and author.

Article: Empathy Revisited

Empathy Revisited

Robert Saul, MD: has learned that he has to use his own strengths and weaknesses to reach out, gently peek behind the curtain, be humble, and actively pursue a course of active engagement.

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The Gaps… Oh, The Gaps!

Robert Saul, MD asks whether we all have gaps in our memories and then shares that those gaps in our social memories need to be filled.

Forgiveness is essential as we strive to improve ourselves and the lives of our fellow citizens.  Forgiving ourselves first must occur before we can make a difference.

The Magic of Forgiveness

Robert Saul, MD writes that forgiveness is essential as we strive to improve ourselves and the lives of our fellow citizens.  Forgiving ourselves first must occur before we can make a difference.

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