You can easily be seduced by popular culture's messages that say that you will be a bad parent if you don't get your kids on the fast track as soon as possible. Examine and reconnect with your values (or change them). Make some deliberate choices about the kind of family life you want to have.
by Dr. Marie Savard
Parents and schools can teach healthy habits such as wear hats, apply sun screen when outside, schedule outdoor events in early morning when possible, and take advantage of naturally shaded areas for lunch and playtime. Do it for your children -- you just might save their life someday.
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability -- to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to try to image how it would feel. It's like this...
A list called, "Reasons to Homeschool" is on my wall. It grows every day. I am going to share some of my list with you as the week's progress, and describe what each item means to me. I hope they can be of some inspiration to you, if you are homeschooling or still trying to make your choice.
In the great flurry of childhood activity, smashed fingers and toes are common and memorable events. Whether trapped in doors, banged by hammers, or hit by bricks, some nails re-grow beautifully while others are permanently misshapen.
What is the best way to take care of an intact foreskin? Dr. Alan Greene, FAAP has a suggestions to make it easier!
For a nursing mother, making the decision to take medicine to treat this depression is tricky. We know some medicines are not safe to take when nursing; others are okay. For most medicines, there is not enough known to do better than make an educated guess. Most of the antidepressants fall into this last category.
Almost all babies develop a fussy period. The timing varies, but it usually begins at about three weeks of age and peaks somewhere between four and six weeks of age. For most infants the most intense fussiness is in the evening.
The addition of a new baby throws the family rhythm into a tailspin! Moms, dads, and siblings often feel their needs aren't being met. A new baby directly requires much of everyone's time and attention.