Category: Parenting

Top health family apps for 2014

As I look back through the year’s blogs, I find helpful tips for the New Year: Start your day with a healthy breakfast. It can take up to 8-10 exposures of a new food for anyone to like it. Practice … Continue reading

Making the holiday’s more meaningful

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud I don’t know how many parents feel like I do, but each year as October rolls into November, I know Christmas will soon be here and worry about the commercialization of the season.  I truly love … Continue reading

Should my 10-year-old have a cell phone?

Question I’m recently divorced and ex-wife insists on giving a smart phone to our 10-year-old daughter for Christmas. My daughter doesn’t have the maturity or self-control to handle internet access. Do you think kids that age really need a cell … Continue reading

Teens, sex and relationships

According to recent research published by Child Trends, there are some promising as well as problematic trends in our teens’ sexual relationships. Dating is common during adolescence, with 47% of 8th graders, 62% of 10th graders, and 66% of 12th … Continue reading

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