Alison Escalante M.D.

As a pediatrician and writer, Alison Escalante, M.D. is on a mission to help parents step out of the culture of anxiety to reconnect with themselves and their kids. She is a recovering worried mother herself, as she raises two rambunctious boys.

A TEDx speaker, she wants parents to lose their should and teaches them a simple way to engage their own mindfulness and resilience. When parents can engage with their kids from themselves, and not from anxiety, their kids can also be free from anxiety.

She has taught her clear, useful method to teachers and special education teams, helping them with students who are struggling in the classroom.

She is a former Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

She did her undergraduate work at Princeton University in Medieval and Renaissance History with a focus in Cultural Interpretation. She went on to medical school at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson. She did her residency in Pediatrics at Duke University and the University of Chicago.

She is practicing pediatrician in Naperville, IL and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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