Age: Teens

Should I reward effort or outcome?

Question We reward our kids for each “A” they get on their report card. Our oldest rarely studies, but gets perfect grades. His younger brother spends hours on his homework, but mostly gets Bs and Cs. I don’t think this … Continue reading

What you need to know about concussions

In the ICU, I often see traumatic head injuries that clearly need immediate surgical and/or medical intervention.  Those injuries that are more subtle but deserve equal attention are those injuries involving concussions. Many of the professional sports organizations have faced … Continue reading

The cure for ADHD?

Controversy regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder began with the first scientific description of this condition in 1902 by Sir George Still. He described the problem as a behavior “which cannot be accounted for by any fault of environment.” The view … Continue reading

Surprising changes to school lunches

With school back in session, how did your house acclimate? How do you decide if your child is going to pack or buy the school lunch?  If you recall, we feel lucky that our boys benefit from their aunt as … Continue reading

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