Category: Parenting

SHOULD WE VACCINATE OUR KIDS?

April 9, 2012 - Parenting

Although I am a practicing physician, I don’t normally write about medical topics on this blog, but there is something I need to discuss. As parents we want the very best for our children, and will stop at nothing...

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WHAT WE NEVER HAD

March 29, 2012 - Parenting

“Sometimes we’re so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.” ~James Dobson

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DON’T LET YOUR SMARTPHONE MAKE YOU STUPID

March 9, 2012 - Parenting

Many years ago as a medical student I was handed my first pager. If it buzzed, I would pull off the road, find a payphone, dig out some quarters and call a particular number. There was no screen to...

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WHO’S THE BOSS? DON’T UNDERESTIMATE DISCIPLINE

February 17, 2012 - Parenting

Raising children is a blessing—no doubt about it. But as parents, if we ignore our responsibilities, the consequences are born by society. A young mom brought her son, Billy to my office with a sore throat. When the nurse...

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THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE

February 16, 2012 - Marriage, Parenting

“The biggest obstacle facing the family right now is over-commitment; time pressure. There is nothing that will destroy family life more insidiously than hectic schedules and busy lives, where spouses are too exhausted to communicate, too worn out to...

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Tornados Don’t Hit Trees

December 28, 2011 - Parenting

When my kids were little, I sometimes wondered how I would ever raise them. What would I do when the questions came up like, where does lightning come from? But I discovered that it was not really an issue...

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