Teen Driver Safety

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 15-21.   This week and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a passenger car, truck, or SUV. Facts about Teen Driving: 5 main risks to teens drivers include: Alcohol use Not…

Screen-Free Week

We often hear parents express concerns about how to engage their children in activities other than smart phones, video games and TV.  Screen-Free Week offers support for this.  In 2017, Screen-Free Week is May 1-7.  It also corresponds with Children’s Book Week. The AAP supports this event and encourages parents to create a Family Media…

The Birds and The Beez, and All That Jazz!

Sex education is not just about sexual intercourse but rather should include the broader concept of sexuality including the physical, emotional, and social aspects of sex in our society. You have the opportunity to teach your children about love, relationships, and commitment not simply about the physical act of intercourse which they will naturally figure…

Gassiness

Most babies have a moderate amount of gassiness.  Remember their GI system is still maturing.  If a baby burps well and passes gas easily, there is no problem.  Inform the doctor if the baby appears to be having a lot of stomach cramps and crying due to gas.  Breastfed babies who are gassy may improve…