With the holidays approaching, families have been shopping for some information about buying safe toys for their children.
Fortunately, I have a direct line to Santa, who is the expert when it comes to safe toys. He wanted me to share the following information with you:
¯ Please read the ...
Parents have been quite verbal recently with lots of concerns about their children’s backtalk.
This week I will talk back to those parents with some helpful information.
Backtalk is really a power-seeking and attention-getting behavior in school age kids.
This behavior is not to be ...
Parents have been pressing me recently to comment on whether I think it is safe for older children and teenagers to do strength training.
Let me see if I can raise a few points about this issue.
How it works, why it can be beneficial, and when to be cautious
Strength training ...
With school back in session, I find myself trying to head off many questions about head lice.
Head lice are tiny tan to reddish brown insects about the size of a sesame seed that love to live on the scalp of your child, bite into the scalp, cause itching and scratching, and eventually lay ...
Parents have been getting my attention with concerns they have about whether or not their child might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.
Let me see if I can focus on those concerns and separate the fact from the fiction.
When do signs appear?
ADHD, though ...
Parents have done anything but quit asking me questions about whether they should let their child quit playing a sport in the middle of a season.
Let me see if I’m game enough to comment on the topic of quitting an activity.
Usually a child who wants to quit a sport or activity has a ...