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Posts Tagged ‘family’

Yours, Mine and Ours- Blended Families

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

In the 1968 comedy “Yours, Mine and Ours, ” a widower and widow meet, fall in love, get married and create a blended family with 20 kids.  It’s a cute film with lots of laughs. But real life blended families often struggle to find a balance between love, sharing, discipline, and trust. (more…)

The Debate Over Allowances

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Does your child get an allowance?  As a parent myself I have had all sorts of differing opinions about giving children allowances. What age do you start, is an allowance attached to certain chores, how much do you give a child at different ages and what does allowance go towards? (more…)

Over-Scheduling Your Kids

Friday, September 16th, 2011

I woke up this morning thinking about the weekend and that made me think about “over scheduling.” When talking to patients, parents and my own children, it seems that weekends are not the down time we used to think about. Where did those lazy Saturdays playing in the yard or picnic in the park go?   (more…)

Talking to Your Child About 9-11

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of 9-11. As we approach this somber date, media outlets have been showing and discussing the events of that tragic day. Much of the coverage is directed at adults, but our children can feel a little overwhelmed by the anniversary remembrances as well. (more…)

Kids Falling Out of Windows Still a Problem

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Did you know that a child can be hurt bad enough to require a trip to the emergency room from falling out a first floor window? Window falls may be unpredictable, but they are also preventable. (more…)

Back to School for 2nd & 3rd Graders

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Your little ones have made it through kindergarten and first grade, they may even seem like seasoned pros by now. But these children have their own set of anxieties and concerns that parents and caregivers can help with. (more…)

How To Mess Up Your Kids –Not!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Parenting is both rewarding and stressful. Wouldn’t it be great if a reliable “How To Raise Your Child” book came with the birth of your child? Since that doesn’t happen in real life, a lot of parents are finding a new article on “How to Mess up Your Kids” helpful. (more…)

Travelling With Your Kids

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I have a new respect for parents travelling with young children. I just spent an hour in the security line at a major airport and had the opportunity of watching parents with their children of various ages, snaking through security.  It could be a reality show on parenting! (more…)

Summer Vacation & Measles

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

It is the time of year when many families start planning for summer travel.  While trying to decide when and where to go, some families may choose international travel.  If you are planning on travelling outside of the United States, and have infants or toddlers, it is important to be aware of some recommendation just published by the CDC. (more…)

Family Dinners Help Fight Obesity

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Sadly, the problem with obesity in America does not seem to be going away, and is not even improving!! The latest data shows that adult obesity rates have risen in 23 states in 2009 and the trend seems to be continuing in 2010 & 2011. (more…)