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Are we depriving our newborns of vital nutrients by rushing the big "cut the cord" moment? The diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency and iron deficient anemia has become commonplace in pediatric offices across the country. Infants and young children are at particularly high risk for this problem due to their high iron requirements during rapid growth. Since iron is … [Read more...] about Are We Cutting the Cord Too Soon?
As a parent of a high school student, I've had a hard time navigating the balance between staying involved in my teenager’s life and giving him the independence he craves. On the one hand, research shows that engaged parents have kids who are less likely to use drugs and alcohol and are more likely to do well in school. On the other hand, I sense that he is pulling away … [Read more...] about Cutting The Parental Cord
During one of my many phone calls to my sister-in-law Laura last week, I was reminded again why it is so hard to be a parent in today’s world. Laura told me about a new study that came out, and informed me that I need to check the kid’s sunscreen I bought. I was like, seriously? Why? She told me that studies have shown some toxins in our sunscreens have actually … [Read more...] about Information Overload: Why Modern Parenting is So Hard!
Here’s a common nightmare for parents - trying to get your autistic child’s hair cut or her nails trimmed. Have you had that experience? It’s not very fun for our kids. First, I’ll describe what I know about these two issues. My husband and I learned a long time ago that there was a possibility that our autistic child would have a negative reaction when it came to cutting his … [Read more...] about Hair Cutting and Nail Clipping for Children with Autism