Valentines Day for Children

Valentines Day for Children 2

  Valentines Day for Children can be a happy time or a conflicted one. Here are a couple of Ask Dr. Vicki questions I have received over the past year: Does my child have to give a valentine to everyone in the class? Dr. Vicki’s comments: Valentines Day for children means being nice to everyone, even if you don’t like them! Generally, in the younger grades, kids are encouraged to give valentines... 

Read more ⇒

How to Stop School Bullying

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Communication, Education, Parenting

How to Stop School Bullying

How to Stop School Bullying was the focus of a recent blog post on the parentalwisdom.com site. The author and founder of the site, my dear friend, Tina Nocera, has raised two kids and knows a thing or two about how to stop school bullying.   Here are her 3 simple tips: How to stop School Bullying 1.   Help kids feel so good about themselves that teasing won’t faze them!  Tina... 

Read more ⇒

Summer Jobs for Kids

June 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Education, Family, Parenting

summer jobs for kids 2

Summer jobs for kids are in big demand now that school is out and summer looms ahead. Sarah Cook, Founder of Raising CEO Kids, recently hosted a webinar offering over 50 ideas, tips and strategies for kids to do this summer to make money. Not only that, but Sarah has seen 100’s of children and teens turn their summer jobs for kids into their own businesses…in some cases making six-figure incomes... 

Read more ⇒

New Gun Law in Florida Might Land Me in Jail!

Gun Law in Florida

An anticipated new Gun Law in Florida might just land me in jail!  While it is presently setting its sights on medical doctors, particularly pediatricians, it’s only a matter of time before other child specialists, like myself, will be targeted, as well. A law passed by the Florida legislature and likely to be signed by Republican Governor Rick Scott would make it a crime for doctors to counsel... 

Read more ⇒

Problems with ADHD

March 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Education, Parenting

Problems with ADHD

Kids experience a lot of problems with ADHD…some inadvertently caused by their parents. Now, don’t get me wrong…these are well-meaning parents. These are the ones who come into my office and immediately let me know in no uncertain terms, “I’m not putting my kid on drugs.” Well, that’s actually OK—because I don’t prescribe medication. But what I will do is thoroughly evaluate... 

Read more ⇒

Teach Kids to Read

March 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Education, Parenting

teach kids to read B

In order to motivate and teach kids to read, the National Education Association has designated March 2, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, as “Read Across America Day.” So, I thought it would be only fitting that I wrote my own little Seuss-like poem to illustrate my on-going support to all parents and teachers dedicated to teach kids to read: Want to teach kids to read… Whose books do you use? Try the... 

Read more ⇒

Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments

most embarassing moments 2

Do you remember your most embarrassing moments? I’m sure you do. Funny thing about embarrassing moments…they aren’t usually funny for the person experiencing them. And, they stay with you… not necessarily for the good. Upon recalling an embarrassing moment, many people will immediately get red in the face and feel as though they are reliving it all over again. Most of us remember our most embarrassing... 

Read more ⇒

Selecting Musical Instruments for Children

Musical Instruments for Children 1

Selecting musical instruments for children seems like the responsibility of parents.  Piano seems to be the starter instrument of choice for many parents who have pianos in their home.  But what if your children don’t want to play the piano?  Or, what if they like to plink upon the keys but have no interest in doing more than that?  What’s a parent to do? Playing an instrument has many benefits,... 

Read more ⇒

Crying may be a sign of overload in children

Blond Boy Crying

Dear Dr. Vicki: I have two children a 6 year old and a two year old. The 6 year old seems to cry for anything. He cries when he has to do his homework, when he has to take a shower, etc. I sometimes think he is crying because he sees my 2 year old cry. Why do children cry often like mine? I don’t understand. He doesn’t listen. Even his Kinder teacher is having problems with him doing his... 

Read more ⇒

Children Searching the Internet

January 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Education, Parenting

Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse   If you are like many parents, you probably have some concern about your children searching the Internet.  Well, here is an article I just read by Bo Minnow, to help you with this dilemma:  “Talk about a search engine and the first thing that will click in the minds of many is Google. Well some are fans to Yahoo and Bing but would you really recommend the use of these internet... 

Read more ⇒

Page 1 of 3123