| Apr 12, 2010
| 2:10 PM
Whether we like it or not, homework is part of our children's lives and often the topic of disharmony at home.
By using the senses, parents can help setup an environment conducive to learning, an environment where an unhappy task can become fun and...
| Apr 15, 2010
The alcohol industry has found ways to make its products attractive to kids, and parents may not realize what it is their children are drinking.
So-called "alcopops" taste like fruit juice but can contain as much booze, or more, than some beers. Girls,...
| May 3, 2010
Your life story depends upon a combination of the DNA you're stuck with plus your environment, including all the little choices and events that happen over that lifetime.
But in recent years, researchers have discovered that, while DNA lays out the...
| May 3, 2010
When little Danielle Dolgoff was just 3 years old, she looked up from her lunch and asked her mom how many calories were in her turkey sandwich.
"It's a 'green light' food," pediatrician Joanna Dolgoff told her daughter. "Don't worry about calories. Just...
| Jun 16, 2010
Sometimes, seemingly little things are of great import. I was reminded of this axiom recently during a stint as a guest on Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program. Talk show hosts know they have a minute or so to "hook" the listener, so they generally...
| May 19, 2010
They might relish becoming parents, but they can also be unprepared for the infant in their lives. They're sleep-deprived, confused and irritable. They're the fathers.
Discussions of the connection between mental health and childbirth have long focused...
| Jun 10, 2010
Across the country, a growing number of married women are becoming the primary breadwinners for their families as more husbands lose their jobs.
Over the last two years, federal labor figures show, the unemployment rate has risen much faster for men than...
| Dec 14, 2010
Don't panic. Those strange white spots you see on your daily planner are not cause for alarm. They're called "free time," and you should do everything in your power — especially this time of year — to preserve them as such.
With kids out of...
| Jan 5, 2011
Is it feed a cold, starve a fever? Or the other way around?
With cold season upon us, parents are reviewing their folk wisdom and trading elaborate — if unscientific — protocols for reintroducing solid foods to tender tummies. Have you...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:21 PM
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY LAUNCHES IN CHICAGO Families can help researchers by providing information that is expected to improve the health and development of children for generations to come
CHICAGO --- Why are so many babies born prematurely? Why do so...
| Oct 20, 2010
Colleges are back in session, high schools are getting ready for homecoming and the incidences of binge drinking continue to climb. Why put these topics in the same sentence? Underage and excessive drinking by high school and college students has been...
| Oct 13, 2010
Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. The statistics only corroborated what I've seen in my own pediatric practice, where I take care of many adolescents.
Despite our parental and societal "admonitions" not to have sex...