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Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says By Christina Caron, The New York Times, November 5, 2018 The American Academy of Pediatrics stated that spanking as a form or discipline is ineffective and harmful to the health and well-being of children, and to the relationship with their parents. They offered other means […]

When Your Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’

When Your Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’ By Lisa Damour The New York Times  October 19, 2017 This article offers parents options on how to answer teenagers’ questions about their parents’  past drug use.

When Parents Blame Themselves for That ‘Difficult’ Baby

When Parents Blame Themselves for That ‘Difficult’ Baby By Perri Klass, M.D., The New York  Times, May 2, 2016   Babies’ temperaments do not always match what parents expect. Parents have to adjust to their babies’ temperaments and not take credit for “easy” babies or blame for “difficult” babies.

Some Babies Are Just Easier Than Others

Some Babies are Just Easier Than Others By Perri Klass, MD, March 14, 2016 The New York Times Dr. Klass talks about temperamental differences in children and how those differences affect parenting.  

Spanking’s Link to Bad Behavior

Spanking’s Link to Bad Behavior By Nicholas Bakalar,  The New York Times, October 21, 2013 A new study suggests that although physical punishment may stop bad behavior in the short term, it increases the risk of long-term troubles.

The Power of Talking to Your Baby

The Power of Talking to Your Baby by Tina Rosenberg The New York Times, April 10, 2013 The amount of language children hear in their first three years plays an important role in their future learning: the more talk from parents, the better.

Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related

Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related by Kate Murphy April 16, 2012 New York Times Many children are given a diagnosis of A.D.H.D., researchers say, when in fact they have another problem: a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea. The confusion may account for a significant number of A.D.H.D. cases in children, and the drugs used to […]

What’s Behind A Temper Tantrum? Scientists Deconstruct The Screams

What’s Behind A Temper Tantrum? Scientists Deconstruct The Screams by Shankar Vedantam NPR Health Blog 12/5/2011 The key to a new theory of tantrums lies in a detailed analysis of the sounds that toddlers make during tantrums. In a new paper published in the journal Emotion, scientists found that different toddler sounds – or “vocalizations” […]

A Child’s Nap Is More Complicated Than It Looks

A Child’s Nap Is More Complicated Than It Looks By PERRI KLASS, M.D. New York Times September 12, 2011 What makes a child nap? Most parents cherish toddlers’ naps as moments of respite and recharging, for parent and child alike; we are all familiar with the increased crankiness that comes when a nap is unduly […]

Family Travel Made Easy, From People Who Know

Family Travel Made Easy, From People Who Know by Pina Rahill in Parents Express, July 2011 …Lynn Benjamin, CM. Ed., LMFT, CAC, and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Dresher, Pa., endorses family travel and believes that it provides a perfect opportunity for parents to build their children’s self-esteem. “During travel, parents are so […]