Turn Off the Tube

April 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Discipline

This is the time of year when we are supposed to shut off the TV for a week and find better things to do. Groups such as the American Academy of Pediatricians and Physicians for Social Responsibility and the National Educator’s Association want us to think about the children and how fat they’re getting because they’re not playing as much as kids did in the olden days. Between Saturday... 

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Reading To Your Child

March 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Education

Dear Dr. Vicki, I have a nine year old son and ten year old daughter, who I still read to before bed every night. My husband thinks they are too old for this because they can now read books themselves. Who’s right? Dr. Vicki’s advice: Actually, you both are. It is wonderful that your children have learned to read and hopefully enjoy reading by themselves for pleasure. That should certainly... 

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Down With Downtime

November 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Child Development

With today’s busy mind-set, many parents are finding themselves over-whelmed with chores, errands, jobs and children. Families have too much to do, too many demands and way too much stimuli over-loading their senses. It can be so overwhelming, it’s nice to take a moment or two to do nothing. And while you’re at it, give your baby or toddler a little down time, too. Although studies say stimulation... 

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