As pediatricians, we spend a good amount of each well child visit talking about how important exercise is. We try to share tips on how to get your kids outside and away from the oh-so-enticing phone/TV/computer screens. To really drive the point home, every exam room in our clinic has a poster about the 5 … continue reading
Girls tend to hold the spotlight on adolescent hormonal angst, but sometimes boys go through the pubertal stage just as dramatically. For many boys, puberty occurs rather suddenly and when changes do occur, they seem to happen all at once. In some instances, a boy will come back from summer break 6 inches taller and … continue reading
Children want to feel like they belong and are accepted. Misbehavior can be a sign that a child needs attention and will do anything to get it. More about understanding your child’s behavior and the four goals of misbehavior in my final parenting Vlog:
Teaching and guiding is about developing your child’s morals, values, rules and standards for acceptable behavior. Discipline, in the teaching and guiding sense, helps your child learn right from wrong and learn to trust. More about discipline in my Vlog here:
How we teach our kids to manage their emotions will affect their life more than any other aspect of parenting. Acknowledging and validating your child’s feelings is the first step. In this Vlog I share eight ways to build emotional competence in our kids.