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Posts Tagged ‘education’

Homework Help: The REAL Lesson

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I can remember the first time a son of mine had homework and how exciting it was for “us” to all sit together and watch him do his homework and let him ask for help when he needed it. I can also remember the last time a child asked me for help with his homework, in Calculus, and I had no idea what he was doing.  So the full circle of homework has been completed in my house. (more…)

Talking To Children About Sex

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Good news! Teenage pregnancy rates are declining.  So, I thought this would be a good time to discuss the importance of talking to your children about sex. (more…)

Keep the Conversation Going With Teens About Sex

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Recently, it was my “office/desk” day and while I am busy answering emails, tweets and phone calls, I had The View on in the background. I keep telling my husband I can multi task! The “ladies” were talking about the rise in teenage pregnancies. (more…)

Sunday’s Show: November 28, 2010

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

If you’re talking about it in the carpool line, we’re talking about it on our show!  Tune in on demand for expert advice on the best ways to raise your kids.  The Kid’s Doctor, your partner in parenting. (more…)

Parent Teacher Conference Time

Monday, October 18th, 2010

I can always tell when it is school conference time as my voice mails, emails and messages increase and the messages all begin with, “we just came out of Susie’s school conference and need to talk to you”. (more…)

Lower IQ Scores Linked to Prenatal Pollution

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

For the first time, researchers have linked air pollution exposure before birth with lower IQ scores in childhood, bolstering evidence that smog may harm the developing brain.

The results are from a study of 249 children of New York City women who wore backpack air monitors for 48 hours during the last few months of pregnancy. They lived in mostly low-income neighborhoods in northern Manhattan and the South Bronx. They had varying levels of exposure to typical kinds of urban air pollution, mostly from car, bus and truck exhaust. The study appears in the August 2009 issue of Pediatrics. (more…)

Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Children with attention problems in kindergarten often struggle academically through high school. Those are the results of a new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

The study is among the first to show how attention problems early in life can shape and predict future academic performance. (more…)