As I cleared out my desk, I came across infographics on the importance of babies seeing faces, the dangers of too much screen time, and notes from trainings that described the detrimental effects of social isolation. These were relics of a time when the well-being of children was the singular focus of my work, but that era in public health seemed to have passed.
Laura Van Luven
Laura Van Luven is a Registered Nurse living in the Twin Cities, MN. She has also practiced nursing in East Africa and Pittsburgh, PA. She and her husband spend most of their energy trying to give their 4 young children as normal a childhood as possible.