Category: Parenting

My five bottom line thoughts to combat childhood obesity

Did you know President Obama proclaimed September 2013 as the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? During this month, the goal is to build on the momentum and strengthen the trend toward healthier lifestyles for our children and families. The Activities … Continue reading

I’m the invisible kid in the family

“I’m the invisible one in the family,” muttered thirteen-year-old Chelsea when asked to describe herself. I had been working with Chelsea’s parents for quite some time, focusing on their younger son who had severe disabilities. We had been making good … Continue reading

Everybody’s talking about “twerking” – are your kids?

By: Shalini Forbis, MD So, by now, chances are that you have heard about Miley Cyrus “twerking” during her recent music award performance.  There have been many articles, it even led to a staged bit on Jimmy Kimmel that is … Continue reading

Should teachers hug their students?

Several years ago, I was asked to support a proposed school regulation that would prevent any physical contact, particularly hugging, between teachers and students. The parent group advocating for this policy was concerned about the sexual abuse of children by … Continue reading

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