Recently parents have been cooking up lots of questions about children and kitchen safety. Since children and parents spend a good deal of time in the kitchen, it’s no surprise that it is one of the most common sites for a household injury.  If you want a recipe for keeping your child safe when you’re […]

With Valentine’s Day here, parents have been seeing red – not just in their children’s valentines, but from the blood that can come from their child’s nose when they have a nosebleed.  Hmm, “the clot thickens” so to speak, so let me provide some information on this topic. Nosebleeds are probably as common as the […]

Last week a parent asked me whether it was okay that her son likes playing with dolls. Another parent asked me if it was okay that her daughter was always playing with trucks. My answer in both cases is yes: that’s definitely okay.   When someone’s interests or clothing doesn’t follow the typical gender stereotypes, we […]

Parents have been itching to ask me if their child’s itchy rash after wearing jeans with a metal button made from nickel might be an allergy to the metal itself.  Let me do more than nickel-and-dime you by providing some important information on this topic. Nickel is a metal used in clothes, jewelry and even […]

Parents have been chewing up a lot of my time with lots of questions about their children grinding their teeth at night.  Let me see if I can grind their concerns to a halt with some information on this problem. The condition of grinding teeth or jaw clenching carries with it an interesting medical name: […]