Category: Parenting

6 Tips for potty training boys

By: Dr. Melissa King Ethan has successfully potty trained. I admit, he was not really interested until about 30 months of age and I am pretty laid back about these things. However, by waiting until he was ready it has … Continue reading

Why kids shouldn’t be your highest priority

If I’m speaking with a group of parents and I want to elicit a lively debate, I only need to say the following. Kids shouldn’t be your highest priority. As a youngster, I remember my dad telling me that “your … Continue reading

The school clothing debate

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis It’s hard to believe it is almost the end of September! During the first month of school, it’s always a bit of a struggle getting back into those school routines.  You know, things like getting up on time, … Continue reading

Is it safe to smoke pot?

Fifty-eight percent of Americans now support the legalization of pot, a significant cultural shift since California became the first state in 1996 to allow for the medical use of marijuana. Colorado and Washington now permit the recreational use of pot … Continue reading

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