In my practice I am often asked about exercise for kids and teens. What age is exercise appropriate and what type of exercise is ideal for each age group. This seems to be a recent phenomenon since previous generations children were left to their own imaginations on what to do for play. Most small children […]
Your 12-year-old child wants to see the newest movie that’s all the rage. You’re not sure it’s appropriate for your child to watch. Movie ratings are given to each motion picture that is released, but do they provide the information you need? The movie ratings system has been around since 1968. The purpose of the […]
Children love to spend time outdoors when the temperatures get warmer. Some children play outdoor school sports while others simply spend time outdoors at home. If your child is an athlete, here’s how to protect them during outdoor school sports. Be sure your child always wears sun block. Sun block can protect your child’s tender […]
Anger can be a paralyzing and debilitating condition. But it can be a terrifying and degrading experience for your child if you’re taking your anger out on them. Physical and verbal abuse of a child can have lasting and lethal implications, so it’s crucial that as a parent, you do whatever necessary to get your […]
This fall thousands of adolescents and young adults are starting middle school, high school and college. Before they start school, they should visit their Pediatrician or Family Practice provider. Adolescents go through physical and emotional changes that can be distressing to them and their parents. Many times adolescents are afraid or embarrassed to ask their […]
I find it amazing how clutter affects most of us and still, we can’t seem to find the strength to clean up our mess. Clutter drains our energy and wastes time. In a messy office or home, it is easy to misplace important documents, invoices that need to be paid, keys etc. Clutter can cause […]
Cheating happens every day. Athletes cheat by taking performance-enhancing drugs. Students cheat on exams and reports. Some executives cheat by ‘cooking the books’ to make their company appear more solvent than it is. If your child cheats, you may be wondering if you should worry since it seems like ‘everyone’ is doing it. The plain […]
A new study assessing the effectiveness of a restricted elimination diet on the behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was published in the February 2011 edition of Lancet. The study was conducted in the Netherlands and Belgium. They enrolled 100 children (4 – 8 years) and randomly assigned them to either a group that […]
Media influence on kids has become the subject of increased focus by parents, educators and health care professional. <a href=”http://allpsych.com/journal/violentmedia.html”>New research</a> has named several areas of influence in which media content has a negative effect on children. Violence and aggressive behavior, sexual content, body image and self esteem and physical health and school performance were […]
As a parent, you want what’s best for your children. You want them to be healthy and happy. One way to ensure they’re healthy is to inspire them to embrace exercise. If they learn to love to exercise as a child, they’ll be more likely to continue into adulthood. Very young children seem to be […]
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