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First with Kids, by Dr. Lewis First

Going camping with children? Be prepared

Parents who plan to take their children camping have been camped out on my doorstep asking me what they can do to make sure their children stay safe and healthy when going into the woods — so let me see if I can pitch some information on this topic, which is easier for me than pitching a ...

Helping your child safely weather a thunderstorm

Parents have been lightening, or should I say brightening, up my emails with questions about helping their children overcome their fears and stay safe during an unexpected summer thunderstorm. Whether you are indoors or outdoors, thunderstorms can be scary for children and for adults as ...

The key to unspoiling your child

Parents have been spoiling me with questions about what they can do to make sure they are not spoiling their child. Well, let me not be selfish and lavish you with some information on this topic. While you can never really spoil an infant with too much love and attention, as your infant ...

Reel in these safety tips before taking your child fishing

Parents have been hooking me in with lots of questions about safety tips for what they need to know if they take their children fishing this summer. Well, let me take the bait and provide some information on this topic. Have clearly defined rules before you head out, such as what should and ...

Helping your child feel more settled about a move

Parents have been moved to send me questions concerning how to help their children prepare for a family move this summer to a new neighborhood or area. Well, let me see if I can pack up some information for you to take with you regarding this topic. While a move can certainly be disruptive ...

May I share some tips for good manners with you?

Good manners are necessary for people to live together and get along in this world. They are a great way to instill values of kindness and respect in your children, values that will last a lifetime and which the world seems to need nowadays more than ever. Using them can also help a child be ...