Many parents of teenagers express to me their concerns about the darker themes cropping up in young adult fiction (or “YA” for short) in the past years. The concern that I often get from parents of teenagers is that while they are overjoyed their child is using a screen to read a book and not […]

Prescription drugs are often strong medications, which is why they require a prescription in the first place. When abused, they can be just as dangerous as drugs that are made illegally. This Saturday, October 22 is National Prescription Drug Take-back Day. Show you care. Don’t Share! From 10am – 2pm you can drop off old medications to […]

Parents have been heading me off at the pass with lots of questions about their babies who seem to enjoy banging their heads against the floor or crib.  Let me see if I can provide some bang-up advice on this topic. Head banging, although uncomfortable to watch, is actually a normal soothing or rhythmic behavior […]

If you haven’t noticed, fall is underway. Parents often comment to me that time simply flew by. And speaking of flu, what better time to remind parents about flu shots for their children and what the flu is and is “snot.” After all, “‘tis the sneezin’.” There are more than 200 viruses that cause the […]

Parents have been asking me lots of questions as to whether their infants and toddlers should be learning from apps available on smart media devices like phones and tablets. Also, they’ve been asking whether these devices truly help young children get smarter. Let me swipe away some of your concerns and provide some information on this […]