Category: Parenting

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

No biting!

By: Stacy, Meyer, MD Recently, Busy Bee has come home from daycare with some little baby teeth marks on his skin.  At the age of 14 months, Busy Bee is in a room of children aged 12-18 months…the peak of … Continue reading

Is it ok for my kid to run around naked?

Question We have three young children who love to play dress-up and run naked around the house. This seems totally natural to me and my husband. A good friend who visited me when the kids were playing told me I … Continue reading

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