As a pediatrician, and a new mother, I understand the challenges new parents face on a daily basis. Through all my training, nothing, 100% prepared me to be a mother until actually becoming a parent myself. The amount of new information, medical terms and quick parenting decisions can be quite an intimidating experience for parents.The real life situations covered in the books is why I really enjoy the WhatShould Mommy Do… series. The books help guide moms, dads and children, in understanding common medical practices with distinctive medical terms, accomplished in a dynamic, entertaining, educational story. As a pediatrician, I am always looking for new educational resources for my patients and their parents. Viewing the series from a medical and parental standpoint, I highly recommend introducing the What Should Mommy Do…, What Should Daddy Do… ,and What Should Children Do… book series, into your family’s home.

Dr. Melissa Emerson-Lancer M.D

Emergency Medicine Doctor

When your child is ill and he/she needs to see a medical professional, it can be a very stressful experience for both the child and the parents. The book, What Should Mommy Do… For Emma’s trip to the E.R., provides important information on how to navigate very common pediatric emergencies or illnesses. Starting from what a parent can do at home, to when and how to seek the appropriate medical care. The book approaches the material in a very fun, informative and easy to read manner. Thus giving the parents confidence on how to get the medical care his/her child needs. In the Emergency Department, I see stressed-out parents every day. If only he or she had Desmond Marquez’s books in their home library as guide.

Tressa D. Naik, MD, FACEP

Family Medicine Doctor

As a Family Medicine Osteopathic physician, it is important for my patients to understand the different components of my job title and what I can offer to them. In addition, I always want patients to have a pleasant and productive outpatient visit. Part of that satisfaction is, understanding how the patient fits into the office flow and who the patients will be meeting. Especially for an initial visit, the medical terminology and the level of education of the medical doctor (resident vs. attending physician) may not be common knowledge. The What Should Mommy Do… book series exemplifies a close depiction of what would happen when a child or an adult seeks medical attention. Starting from the inciting situation before the office visit to the office visit, common questions and concerns are addressed. It acts as a step-by-step guide if the patient is uncertain of what to do when he/she or a loved one gets hurt. The variety of books can help prepare a family for future visits to the doctor’s office or hospital. Being able to remove some of the anxiety of unfamiliarity can help improve the patient’s experience. I especially appreciate the explanation of DO vs. MD. It is great that Desmond Marquez has added that vocabulary to the reader’s medical knowledge. I can see children and adults reading these books at home or even in the waiting room of doctors’ offices in the future.

Dr. Cindy Shieh, DO,