Hello and thanks for stopping by. My name is Uchenna Umeh, MD. Aka Dr. Lulu, "The Momatrician".
I am a proud mom of three beautiful sons; 2 in college and one in high school. They are a constant source of joy, inspiration, and awe to me. My reason for living and breathing. I am also a board-certified pediatrician with nearly 3 decades of clinical practice.
This is the first of my "How To" series for parenting books that I am writing. I am truly honored to share some of the knowledge I have acquired over the years with all of you. I had a lot of fun writing it, and I hope you feel the vibes as you immerse yourselves in my words.
In these series, I try to help parents navigate the sometimes-daunting-but-mostly-fun-and-ultimately-rewarding task of raising children, particularly teens.
Book one covers 16 guiding principles that have worked for me for over 20 years of motherhood. I focus on how to raise well-rounded, productive and resilient children in today's world of instant coffee, instant messaging and quite frankly, Instagram.
Resilience and Kindness are the top principles I believe will make a difference in our children when it comes to the topic of bullying. As a National Keynote Speaker on Bullying, Teen Depression and Teen Suicide, these books are my way of sharing a lot about what I have learned that could help curb the alarming rates of Bullying, Depression, and Suicide in our young ones.
The book also provides easily implementable practical tips for parent engagement with their children. The main theme, however, is leading and teaching by example.
I hope you enjoy reading it and come back in the next few weeks for book two and the rest of the series over the next few months... Cheers and Happy reading!
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Anisha was only 3y old when she was betrothed to a 6y old boy whom she has never met. She finds out at the age of 12 and becomes obsessed with killing herself, swearing that she will never attend her own wedding. Find out what she does to get even with a society that still celebrates mass underage marriages to this day.
At the age of 10y, a civil war broke out in Oumar's country in what the United Nations is now calling the "worst humanitarian disaster" of our time. However, at the age of 14y, his own parents enlisted him to fight in the Yemenese army! A war he barely understands let alone know how to fight in. Find out what Oumar does, if anything, to keep his sanity and keep the faith.
Two of the most homophobic countries in West Africa are; Nigeria and Ghana. Emeka has dual citizenship by birth. When he realizes he is gay, he is faced with hypocrisy at home, and hostility elsewhere. He has to somehow navigate his young adult life with increasing uncertainty every day. Can he walk this walk and land on his two feet before he loses his mind?
A Teen's life chronicles the lives of 12 teenagers struggling to make sense of their lives and the lemons they have been given.
The second installment by Dr. Lulu | The Momatrician, a pediatrician, International keynote speaker and bestselling author of "How to Raise Well Rounded Children", A Teen's Life attempts to discuss the variety of stressor our teenagers face today, and how they interplay with decisions by the teens that might have lasting (sometimes deadly) outcomes invariably affecting the prevalence of the youth suicides. If you have ever felt trapped, hopeless, helpless, mentally anguished, overwhelmed, depressed or anxious, this book is for you.
No stranger to suicidal ideations herself, Dr. Lulu helps readers of A Teen's Life who find themselves in these predicaments or even suicidal take a different approach to their current circumstances.
In a "Dear Dr. Lulu" format, she responds to candid letters written by the teens, both on a personal as well on a professional level, offering practical suggestions and advice.
The book is divided into three parts:
With the foreword by Mr. Andy Grant, multiple suicide attempt survivor, the first few pages of the book captivate the reader right away!
A Teen’s Life will pull at your heartstrings, it will empty your tear ducts and it will also give you a few chuckle-worthy moments as well.
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"I like your format with the letters. It is unique. I like that you responded on a personal and professional way. It's something I have not seen before, hopefully others will enjoy that too."
~ B. Rubel
"Wonderfully and well-articulated piece of work! The book is very much needed and some parts of it made me cry... A lot! I see another 5 Star rating for you on this one Dr. Lulu!"
~ Elizabeth U
"A really great read. This work would serve any college student well as a resource. What do you think about an international annual teen or YA cross-cultural summit for those who also experienced dark moments as teens? It would be an opportunity for them to share their stories and promote awareness and hope. Sort of like a Ted Talk, but an Ask Doctor Lulu instead. It would give them a look at the weight that many others bear, as well as an opportunity for some self-reflection. I certainly had many as I was reading the letters... And I had some tearful moments too."
~ Kristy C