The media is filled with news about bullying. The question is, does all of the attention help to decrease the bullying? Unfortunately, the answer is not clear. In order to address bullying, we need to try a different strategy, one that addresses the roles that kids choose. We need to focus our attention on teaching kids resilience. We need to teach kids how to respond to … [Read more...] about A New Strategy For Bullying: Teaching Resilience
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The holidays are for fun and relaxation. There’s no school, no homework, and lots of free time. But a prolonged break from the classroom can cause math brain drain. This means some students will lose the math skills they learned prior to the break. Math is the last thing most kids want to think about during a break, but here are some fun ways to lessen math brain drain. Make … [Read more...] about Ideas to Help Reduce Math Brain Drain During Holiday Break
The other day my kids were out with a friend whose family took them to pizza for dinner. One of my daughters is picky, and it’s not always easy to get her to eat food with a lot of nutritional value - she’d be happy to eat crackers or candy all day! The other mom reported back to me excitedly that my daughter had eaten a ton - lots of the dough of the pizza and a lot of … [Read more...] about Healthy Pizza Recipe For Picky “Just The Crust” Kids
“Tissue mommy! I need a tissue!!” Your child comes running at you, with double-barreled boogies from both nostrils. Ugh. It’s definitely that time of the year! But, come late winter/early spring, it can be tough to know if it’s due to a cold, or allergies. Which is why I’m always being asked by moms around this time, “Is it a cold or allergies?” As an ER doctor, mom … [Read more...] about Is It A Cold Or Allergies?
Every mom has experienced them, and if you're not at that stage yet...just wait! The stroke of the clock that ushers in your child's toddler years also starts the ruthless era of the temper tantrum. Patty Onderko from Parenting.com helped us figure out the rationale behind your child's emotional explosions. Good Lord, can't they just behave? Well, it turns out, no, they … [Read more...] about Taming the Temper Tantrum