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Parents: The Captain game

This week I saw some examples of parents who didn’t appear to understand that there was another choice to parenting besides permissiveness if you don’t like making demands of your children. I’m a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and spend my days […]

Parents: The Captain game

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This week I saw some examples of parents who didn’t appear to understand that there was another choice to parenting besides permissiveness if you don’t like making demands of your children. I’m a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and spend my days […]

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Living: The Death of My Son

The death of my son is very painful to me. It means that I am unable to watch his self-love grow. It means that I cannot witness his self-esteem

Helicopter parenting

The dance of parenting is a most difficult dance. Sometimes it seems as though we are damned if we do, and damned if we don’t. “Helicopter parenting” is back

Tough Break

I can still hear it … It was a tight game, with a lot on the line. And they came at him. Maybe they just picked that play, or maybe they

Child development: What do you say

When children come to see me for a checkup I give them a book. It’s part of a program our practice is involved in to promote reading to children.

Toddlers: Eggs on the floor

I recently saw in my Facebook feed a picture of a 2 1/2 -year-old child laying on a bathroom floor and a mother’s explanation of what was going on.

Children: Coping with conflict

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a good article regarding conflict that with just a little tweaking becomes very empathic. We know according to Marshall Rosenberg that anger is simply a feeling that points

Children: Is my child’s behavior normal?

A parent sometimes feels anxious, wanting to trust that their child is healthy and happy. That their child understands their world and is making choices to get their needs

Relax it’s just God

The Los Angeles Post-Examiner is proud to present an excerpt from Wendy Thomas Russell’s book, Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Kids About Religion When You’re

Parental expectations: You’re wrong

My mom adopted me after I’d spent the first five years of my life with another mother, father, two sisters and a brother. When she brought me home, she

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