School: Motivate Your Child to Embrace Learning

“What will happen if your grade drops from an “A” to a “C”?” I sometimes ask during a check-up. Many kids shrug and say, “Try harder next time,...

Raise a Well-Behaved Child, Part 3: How to Halt the Endless...

Time-out is over and your 18-month-old is still flailing on the floor, pig-tails flying and tears streaming down her face. “Time out is over,”...

What’s new with the flu vaccine 2017-2018

“What? The flu vaccine again? We JUST got it,” our kids groaned when we told them it was time to get their flu vaccines....

Raise Well-Behaved Children, Part 2: Discipline Without Spanking

Questions: Why does that child run into the road? Why does that child hit other kids? Answer: Because no one ever taught him not to. Toddlers need lots...

Before the Zika Virus: A Look Back at Rubella and Microcephaly

The Zika virus in the news these days reminds us of another microcephaly-causing virus which scourged our world in the not-so-distant past. In the years...

The best allergy medicine for kids aged 2-5 years old

The stereotype of the runny nosed preschooler is not so far fetched. But is it allergies or a cold? The difference between allergies caused by...

Flu Vaccine Myth Busters

The good news is that there was only a smattering of influenza (flu) cases across the United States over the summer. The great news...

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