Dr. Cox examines the childhood obesity epidemic and the degree to which sugar-sweetened beverages play a role.
The middle school years are a time of rapid maturation. With boundaries, acceptance, guidance and support "tweens" grow into stronger people and students.
When parents learn the skill of letting go at appropriate stages the result is that children usually want to stay close and connected to family as they grow into adolescence and adulthood.
There are pitfalls for the pediatric population still learning how to navigate social relationships, societal boundaries and peer interactions.
Children cannot meet or exceed expectations that are unknown and cannot be successful without a clear understanding of the consequences of their decisions, both large and small.
Special problems arise when a child is adopted after months or years in institutionalized care.
What parents can expect to experience when they receive bad news about their child.
A look at the factors that contribute to a positive adoption outcome.
The necessities and work of everyday can feel overwhelming. It may seem like there isn't much time for fun and magic. Remember, magic is more an attitude and the development of skill.
Dr. Welty examines the most important piece of bicycle-riding equipment: the helmet.
Tips for making rewarding reading a part of you and your child's daily lives.
One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is the gift of acceptance just the way they are.
How to set an example to our children for making respectful, appropriate requests.
It is through quietness and observation that we learn the important lessons of life. Babies and puppies learn about their environment and how to be in the world.
To classify oneself as a vegetarian you must understand the benefits as well as the deficiencies in this life style.
Parents should take these precautions to make sure their children are safe in and around cars.
A look at major drug surveys and what they say about drug use by children.
Implementing some of the suggestions in this article may be sufficient to eliminate most minor eating problems.
Homesickness is an expected emotion when youngsters first go to camp. Here are some positive steps to take before camp begins.
With forethought and preparation, summer days can be fulfilling for children and adults alike.
One of the most effective strategies that families can use to problem solve, generate ideas for fun, and create genuine respect for each other is the family meeting.
The responsibility of parenting your spouse or significant other’s children is a process. Rarely does the new family look like the fantasy that you and your partner had when you decided to become a couple.
Step-parenting or parenting the children of a significant other takes courage, patience, and maturity. Here are tips.
Dr. Cox looks at the rewards and considerations that need to go into pet ownership.
Dr. Samson takes a look at the amount of time kids spend on the computer, and the dynamic between parents and children in determining an appropriate amount.
Answers to the question “When or what about my child would need to be treated in the emergency room?”
Commitment to family resolutions makes good family times better and difficult times more endurable.
Dr. Welty examines custody arrangements and their impact on pediatric care.
The purpose of an apology is not to admit guilt. It is to reconnect with another when there has been a breach in the relationship.
Researches have found two seemingly opposite responses in children to their parents' low mood.
A look at the results of a sleep study focused on sleep disorders in children and adolescents.
Learn how to teach your child organizational skills that will serve them in all life’s endeavors.
As parents, we must do our best to provide experiences in nature for our children both to expand their development and to instill an appreciation of the natural environment.
Learning comes in fun packages. Even if your child is not attending summer school you can make the days rich and rewarding.
For parents who are considering adopting a child from abroad, a wealth of information is available to help make informed and proper choices.
How to bridge the communication gap that can occur between grandparents and their grandchildren.
An overview of concerns new parents and children might have with an out-of-country adoption.
There is a wide range of emotional responses that children and adults display in response to a disaster.
Concerns and questions every parent should have when choosing day care for an older child.
Four standards to look for when selecting day care for your infant and young child.
Just as in all effective parenting, the teaching of family values requires consistency, support, and acknowledgment.
A look at the essential ingredients to responsible parenting.
Helping children learn to attend longer and with greater focus takes time. It requires that parents provide opportunities for their children in which they themselves participate.
Dr. Welty gives some helpful steps parents can take to foster a love of reading in their children.
Part two of a two-part article on no-lose strategies for success.
Taking the risk of keeping the holidays simple requires the knowledge that you can have more fun when you are not overwhelmed with the extra time, effort, and money that many spend.
A quick look at how parents can agree on custody of a child after a divorce.
Parents who protect their children from the fullness of life fall into the trap of the too-good parent. Being a good-enough parent allows children to learn the lessons necessary in mastering life and the skills of being a member of a group.
Children's lives run more smoothly when their time is structured. There are three primary advantages for attending summer school. Does your child fit in?
Dr. Samson reviews the periodic literature for articles of interest to parents.
Remember, no matter what you think, your children have put you on a pedestal. They want you to be their hero. Do not let them down.