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
As parents, we do everything possible to keep our kids safe – using car seats, keeping up with vaccinations, having them wear helmets, and more. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – a reminder to us all, doctors and parents alike, to focus our attention on keeping our kids safe from the dangers of abuse and neglect. READ MORE
The other day, I heard a mom say she brings her kids to the doctor when they’re sick or need a checkup – but she never comes for herself.
I get this, since there never seems to be enough hours in the day to do all we need to. We take care of kids, the house, our jobs – but run out of time to take care of ourselves. READ MORE
I was raised by a single mother in New York City until I was about 13. During those early days, she worked and went to graduate school. I went to school and took the city bus home to a small apartment.
It was a good life – with some challenges. As a parent now, I can see my mother would have protected me from these challenges if she could have. READ MORE