Parenthood

Being a Parent is more than just Parenting. It's about protecting and providing for another individual as well as yourself. That's what Parenthood is all about.

Parenthood

When Kids Discover Pets
What happens if a pet is on your child's wish list this season? What if a pet is the only item on your child's wish list? Great! Your child has just given you the gift of being open to...
The 6 Part Conversation
How peaceful is your home and marriage? Do you long for silence and peace or for more fun and intimacy? Do you or your spouse feel hopeless that cooperation or collaboration could ever be possible...
Making Your Final College Choice
In the near future, most letters of acceptance will be sent out. Once your child knows what colleges want her, it's time to decide where to go. The next couple of months are a great time to visit...
Tips for Supplementing Your Child's Education
"How was your day?" "Great! Mom, I love school!"I stared at my 7-year-old son, Ty, smiling at me with huge toothy gaps where 'forever' teeth would soon be appearing and I...
Would A Dog Help My Child's ADHD?
Dear Developmental Doc:I recently read an article describing the benefits of therapy dogs for kids with issues that ranged from autism to ADHD. My daughter has ADHD. She has a terrible time staying...
New Year's Resolution: Plan for My Child's Future
Dear Developmental Doc,I am the father of a 6 year old boy who is severely handicapped by autism. My wife and I are doing everything we can in regards to getting him the best interventions available...
The Challenges of Having Asperger's Disorder around the Holidays
Dear Developmental Doc:Our 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder last year. She's extremely bright when it comes to school, but basically clueless in social situations. Can you...
Navigating Your Child Care Search with Nanny
When we moved back to Phoenix three years ago, specifically for my job, my husband also accepted a terrific opportunity to return to the workforce. My son was only a month old and my daughter was 6,...
Social Skills Groups for Children and Teens with Autism
When a child has autism, parents have many questions. I am often asked what is the difference between DIR/Floor Time and ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). I had the opportunity to address this...
Tips On How to Teach Your Child Manners
Summer attitude from the kids? You're the slave and the couch is their throne? Is the world of electronics at their command more important than you? It's time to teach your child manners....
Make Sure the Shoe Fits
Research shows that our large human brain is directly related to our upright posture. Our children's brain development has everything to do with the phases of movement they go through, from...
Ten Simple Steps To Empower Your Children
The one thing everyone on the planet has in common, no exceptions, is this: at one time, we were all children at the effect of a caregiver, a parent or parents. To empower children, we must be...
How to Handle a Kid who Talks Back
So one day you've invited in a neighbor over, and, moments later, your 14-year-old son goes storming through the house because he can't find his U2 T-shirt that he intended to wear to a party...
The Gift of Unconditional Love
The greatest gift you can give to a grandchild is unconditional love, time, and attention. Right? According to my partner in life, Marilynn, wrong! En route to 4-year-old grandaughter's pre-...
Get Your Finances In Order With Financial Exp
Every 4th of July, Americans celebrate their independence with picnics, fireworks and family gatherings. Still, how many of us have truly attained our financial independence? Is it realistic to think...
Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Internet
Growing up in a time when a simple "don't talk to strangers" was sufficient, dealing with the inherent dangers of the Internet - a place where a predator can masquerade as an innocent...
Travel Safety for Unaccompanied Minors
Sending a child alone on an airplane can be stressful for many parents, however sometimes it's often the only way a child can visit with grandparents or a parent who lives in another city. Warner...
The Negative Impact of Baby DVDs
As far back as 1999, warnings issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics about the potential developmental damage to babies and toddlers who watch television before age 2 have gone largely unheeded...
Writing the College Entrance Essay
College admissions officers sift through countless applications daily. Each application is composed of several pages. Each page consists largely of boring facts and statistics. What is your name?...
TV's Negative Effect on Your Child's Learning
When my eldest son, Dan, was in high school, I walked into the family room one evening while he was studying for a test with his buddy, Nat. The TV was blaring and biology books lay open in front of...