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 […]
Oh, for the days when you were sick and you simply stayed in bed. Now, just as we seem to do with everything else, we over-think it to the point of complete distraction. Keeping sick kids home. What about school commitments, work commitments, baby sitters, getting to the doctors, the other kids – home, work, […]
This is a video that you shouldn’t miss seeing! It’s a very well done video from a Florida school system designed to help take the “silliness” out of school children’s desire to keep playing in spite of facts stating otherwise. It explains the current state of our understanding about Traumatic Brain Injury – Concussion and the logic behind how decisions should be made about athlete’s head injuries and return-to-play. And it begins by taking the teen athlete’s point of view.
[Leg cramps in children.] (more…)
[Two grandmothers are at odds over their grandsons tonsillitis and possible tonsilectomy.] (more…)
The “Flu” a guide for parents. Here is a great link to the CDCs (Center For Disease Control) pamphlet about how to deal with life when your child: gets, is exposed to, doesn’t want to get or is worried about – the “flu.” [ http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/a_flu_guide_for_parents.pdf ]
This mother has a unique approach to her children’s “star charts” – rewarding good behavior and focusing on “successes.”