Age: Teens

10 signs of overprotective parents

Overprotective parents have good intentions, but by doing the following they leave their kids ill-equipped to deal with the real world. Tries to solve all of their children’s problems. When difficulties arise, they are quick to take control and make … Continue reading

The gift of the raspberry bush

Do you and your children enjoy the fresh red raspberries summer brings?  We do AND enjoy picking our own – in our back yard! This is the time of the year that we bring a plastic dish outside and the … Continue reading

How kids leaving for college affects a family

“These are our last 23 days,” declared 16 year-old Annika as she reflected upon her older sister leaving for Ohio State University in a few weeks. “We’ll never live together again for the rest of our lives…it’s like losing a … Continue reading

Does my preteen REALLY need the HPV vaccine?

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud As the school year starts, many of us are taking our children to the pediatrician for sports physicals, annual exams, and vaccinations. As a pediatrician, I am very supportive and a believer of ALL vaccinations. My … Continue reading

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