At this point in the summer many of us are really tired of the whole sunscreen routine. You have to grab an unwilling wiggly kid and slather them all over while trying to maintain a grip on their increasingly slippery body. READ MORE
As we stood at my kitchen counter, my friend said, “You ought to write about it. Makes you seem human, you know?”
So, in the spirit of self-disclosure inspired by articles I read recently by parents who admitted their shortcomings, I’m doing the same. READ MORE
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that's causing outbreaks in several areas of the country. We've covered the basics about measles infection and prevention in a previous post. Here are answers to frequently asked questions many parents have. READ MORE
I was talking with my mom the other night about measles. When she was young, it was a common childhood illness. I asked if it seemed scary. “Well, yes,” she said. “Kids died from it – and there was nothing a mother could do to protect them.” She was exactly right. READ MORE
Spanking isn’t good for any child. Pediatricians at Kaiser Permanente and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree – spanking is a poor way to discipline a child.
But parents often ask: Why not spank to teach a child right from wrong? READ MORE