Category: Parenting

7 things I still don’t understand

There are still so many things that I don’t understand. 1. Why are so many kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?  Approximately 11 percent of children ages 4-17 are diagnosed with ADD, a rate that has increased 42 percent … Continue reading

Talking to kids about tragic events

Bad stuff happens. However, some events, such as the horrific death of a two-year-old at Walt Disney World, result in our hospital being contacted by the media regarding how to talk with kids about traumatic events. I say the same … Continue reading

Good news about teen pregnancy

Good news is generally not newsworthy, but a recent government report on teen sexuality reflects incredibly well on teens, parents, and society. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2015, the number of children born to teenagers … Continue reading

The alligator in the room

I’ve found myself hiding from the news and social media the last couple weeks due to all of the heartbreak. Of particular frustration is the blaming and shaming that parents of young children have received in the wake of some … Continue reading

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