Family Time

What have you done to bring your family together?

Our Daddy MD Guide’s reply: One thing I did that my patients always get a kick out of is that I built an ice rink at our house! We want our home to be a gathering place for our kids and their friends, and an ice rink—as well as a ropes course, tree fort, and a fox hole (for hiding during flashlight tag)—were ways to make that happen. Children are becoming indoor creatures, with gaming and high-definition television. You need to entice them back outside.

Christopher Sidford, MD,  a dad of 19-, 12-, and 11-year-old sons and the founder and medical director of Black Bag Private Emergency Medicine, a private emergency medical consultancy firm

Q&A by Wyatt Myers