Welcome to The Pediatric Ninja! My name is Dr. Jenny Seawell, and I focus in pediatrics and parenting. I’ve worked as a full time pediatrician in Clarksville, TN for the past 16 years. Life has a way of nudging you in directions you don’t imagine and my life has been no different. I’m excited to start up my new practice this summer in nearby Pleasant View, TN, right outside of Nashville.
My other full time jobs include multitasker, loser of keys, finder of all lost things (usually including those keys), gardener of the plants the dogs don’t eat, and master chef (OK, not really… but my family hasn’t recommended me to Worst Chefs in America yet). I am very regrettably a not so awesome housekeeper who hates the laundry pile that I never seem to conquer. And most importantly, I’m mom to an amazing growing family filled with kids, critters, and lots of laughter.
As you all know, parenting is hard work. And unfortunately, today’s parents are pulled in nearly every direction with readily available information on the “BEST” way to do almost everything. Well meaning family and friends share their tips which are often unprompted and may create more stress than help. Dr. Google and random scary facebook posts are constantly bombarding us with endless concerns. It may often feel like no matter what you do, it won’t be enough.
There is GOOD NEWS for all of us though… Fortunately, you DO NOT have to be PERFECT to do a KICK-ASS job at this parenting business. Most importantly, there are a million ways of getting it right. So sit back, take a deep breath, and give your kids a big snuggle… YOU’VE TOTALLY GOT THIS! And in the meantime, I will try to use my experience in pediatrics and parenting to help explain and shine a light on some of the medical and behavioral weirdness our kids throw in our path!