With all deference to teachers, I am becoming more impressed that children do most of their learning when not actively being “taught”. At least in things that “count.” The aspects of life, which are critically important to a child’s personality, are his attitudes, about: self, others, systems, things, and life in general. Most parents know […]
It’s incredible how popular the posts that I do with a “guess the answer” format have been. I usually try to make them about topics which train young parents in diagnostic or treatment skills that will help them keep their children healthy and safe. Read more →
The just barely turned teen Logan LaPlante told the attendees at the TEDxUniversityOfNevada conference that the most annoying question kids are always asked is: “what do you wanna be when you grow up.” He then went on to explain that he just wants to be happy like he is now – and that we “don’t seem to make learning how to be happy and healthy a priority in our schools.” Watch this mature-for-age homeschooled kid talk about how he has “hacked” school into something that makes him not only educated but happy. Happy with home schooling.
[A grandma wonders about her grandson’s leg cramps which his doctor couldn’t diagnose with a ‘blood test.’] (more…)
[A mother wonders about her nine-year-old girl with urinary tract infection symptoms.] (more…)
“Am I ready to have sex?” That’s a question only a rare parent will ever be asked by their teen. But, they might read an article on it – like this one. [ http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/dating-sex/Pages/Deciding%20to%20Wait.aspx ]
Body Mass Index (BMI) uses weight and height to calculate a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people in order to screen for potential health problems. Here is a link to a BMI calculator for your child or teen to use.