Chrystal de Freitas


San Diego-based Dr. Chrystal de Freitas is a pediatrician, author, wife, and mother of three adult children who has a special interest in family health education. She completed her pediatric training at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, and has been in private practice for 28 years. Early in her career, Dr. de Freitas served as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Moving to Michigan in 1987, she worked part time at several area practices while raising her then young children. Relocating to the San Diego area in 1998, she first practiced with North County Health Services in Encinitas for 6 years before starting her solo private practice of pediatrics, Carmel Valley Pediatrics in 2004.

In 1993, Dr. de Freitas founded Healthy Chats LLC and began to provide family health education information through detailed seminars, books, a DVD kit, and online. A parallel Spanish site, Charlas de Salud is also available.

Dr. de Freitas is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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How to Talk to Kids about Babies, Birth, and Puberty: Tips to foster conversations from toddlers to teens
Price: $6.27 USD. Words: 50,170. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Children’s health, Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
Many parents dread the topics of sex and sexuality, but children are born with a natural curiosity about everything, including their bodies. Dr. Chrystal de Freitas is not only a doctor, but a parent as well. In her book, parents will learn that these topics don’t have to be embarrassing for either parent or child, and can be turned into positive opportunities to share values and information.

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adolescents    babies    birth    parenting    puberty    sexuality