Drs. Michael and Jill Lasky are often called upon to contribute their expertise to a variety of publications – off and online – about pediatric dentistry and children’s oral health care. But recently when Dr. Jill was interviewed for an article, we were really honored and excited that it would be for the multi-lingual parenting blog Piccolo Universe, founded by international superstar, author and philanthropist, Ricky Martin. Here’s a link to the post entitled, First Trip to the Dentist: 5 things You Must Ask, here which has some very valuable information for new parents.
Ricky Martin rose to fame at a very early age in 1977 as one of the members of one of the first and most successful boy bands, Menudo. Since then he has sold over 70 million world wide , and has had 95 platinum records, six #1 Billboard albums, 11 Number 1 hit songs, two American Music Awards, one Grammy Awards, eight World Music Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, eight MTV Music Video Awards, with concerts in more than 60 countries across the globe.
Yet, despite this phenomenal success, Martin’s biggest achievement and most favorite role is that as father to his twin boys, Valentino and Matteo, now aged 7. He has been a hands-on father since their birth and he credits them with the inspiration for writing his first children’s book, “Santiago The Dreamer in Land Among The Stars,” released in 2013. In addition, he then created the multi-lingual parenting community Piccolo as a place where members can explore, contribute, and connect with other parents and caregivers.
If you don’t know about the Piccolo Universe community, we suggest you check it out. Articles by experts, parents and community members in English, Spanish and Portuguese make it a site for all parents, families and caregivers.
Here’s founder Ricky Martin tell you why he started this community: