Welcome! I'm Dr. Phil Boucher.
Parents come here for information and leave with empowerment.
In a world of 24/7 information (and misinformation!), modern parents crave straightforward expert advice. But they also seek a community that can relate and confidence that they are exactly the parent their child needs.
As a practicing pediatrician and father of six, Dr. Phil Boucher provides evidence- and experience-based parenting advice to empower moms and dads in their parenthood journeys. His approach to parenting starts with parents—offering sound advice and a realistic understanding of the vast range of “normal” provides the foundation modern families need. Parents who are supported and empowered to become the best version of themselves raise healthy, well-rounded children, even in a busy, complicated world!
PARENTING IS TOUGH.
There are a million parenting books and too many approaches to count. You see the beautifully framed and filtered Instagram pics of happy children and parents, and all you think is that even momentary household peace is more difficult than you imagined. Balancing the tug of work (do those emails ever quit?), housekeeping (didn’t we just clean the kitchen?), giving your children positive attention, ensuring they are being stimulated with outings, lessons, athletics … it all seems impossible at times.
DR. B HAS BEEN THERE.
DR. B IS THERE.
Dr. B and his wife have six young children. They alternate between moments of peaceful parenting bliss and pull-their-hair-out craziness. They’ve struggled to balance the demands of their time with work, housekeeping, and kids' activities. They question if they’re doing the right things for their family. They hope and pray they’re making good decisions and that their children will turn out kind, loving, and resilient. They try their best to focus on what matters. They have learned to avoid overcommitment. They focus on their marriage—the stronger they are, the stronger their children will be. They’re doing the best they can. Dr. B sees families in the clinic every day that are doing their absolute best to find a balance. He’s helped them to see the power they have as household leaders to set the tone for their children and home life. To make decisions about their children’s discipline, schooling, and commitments that serve both the child and the family. They laugh together over the struggle. They pray together. Sometimes, they cry together.
Dr. B loves being a pediatrician. Sure, he doesn’t get to crack open sternums or deliver babies. But he has the incredible privilege of reassuring parents that their sick baby is OK. Of troubleshooting potty training and biting. Of calming a 3-year-old by discussing the intricacies of Paw Patrol while stitching their forehead. Of diagnosing and treating illnesses (physical and mental) in infants, children, and teens. Dr. B gets to promote and advocate for the health and wellbeing of families in his community. It’s an absolute honor.
ON-DEMAND PARENTING COURSES
Knowledge is power, and it's a mission of Dr. B's to get you the information and reassurance you need to be the best, most confident parent you can be for your child. He has compiled his evidence- and experience-based advice on the most common parenting topics into these comprehensive courses.
A full course of video instruction with all the principles and practical strategies you need to get safe and restful sleep for parents and babies 4 months to 5 years old.
The online course for parents who need more peace around mealtime and want to raise children with curious and healthy eating habits that last a lifetime!