Parenting advice, it comes from everywhere. If you listened to everyone and tried to follow everything you could well be institutionalized within the week.
Relatives are hard to ignore – but may be misinformed or out of date; so-called “free” samples aren’t really free if they come with self-serving advice; and, (more…)
The term “Innocent Heart Murmur” sounds anything BUT innocent to most parents; but, it’s not an uncommon “diagnosis” for a pediatrician who is actually doing a thorough exam of a youngster.
Being one of the roughest of all children’s sports, it’s a rare parent who hasn’t had a boy who has been conked on the noggin hard enough to see stars, become dazed or actually go unconscious playing the game. YOU CAN’T DO THAT SO CHEAPLY ANY MORE!
The time that children spend in front of a screen of all kinds has exploded to the point of danger in both physical development and disease. Average children’s TV screen time has been shown to be nearly THREE TIMES (300%) greater than the level shown to cause morbidity – and it’s pretty much world-wide.
It’s not just for girls any more: worrying about body image and looks. The steady bombardment of advertising and other media images is taking its toll on boys as well – there is a tremendous pressure to look “lean and chisled.”
Some baseball seasons past I followed the little league “career” of a neighborhood youngster by attending almost all of his games.
As I became familiar with his style of play, his teammates, and coaches I became fond of him and I found myself happy when his team won, saddened when they lost, but overall anxious to see that he gained from every game.
Ask even the most novice little league sports participant and he will tell you that you are supposed to “warm up” before a game or practice.
When asked why that is necessary, studies have shown that even many college-age athletes are Read more→
I should like to tell you today about a better use for the slogan “you’ve come a long way baby” than was previously expressed in an advertising campaign.
Many don’t realize that it has only been 30 – 50 years ago that very literally every family had one or two children die in infancy; and nearly everyone knew of (more…)
What would you say is the most common thing that a doctor does? You guessed it – a physical examination. And yet this one procedure has less standardization between doctors than almost anything else in medicine.
They’ve turned the school bells back on and children are coming in for football sports physicals.
Football has been called the most deadly of all childhood sports. It really shouldn’t be much of a suprise when you consider what really goes on on the field.
Increasing numbers of children are participating in organized distance running – jogging. Some ambitious parents have sought to enter their children in adult type marathon races and there is even an occasional child who can “succeed” in this type of activity.