Floss, floss, floss your teeth! Floss them every day! Floss the top. Floss the bottom. Floss the plaque away! I sing this song with my own kids every night. At ages 4 and 6, my boys still
My segment on KTLA got me thinking about back to school. This year both of my kids start school after Labor Day, but I know that many of my patients start sooner. No matter when your children go back to
Having a family dinner is one of the most important household routines. This is especially true when children head back to school and the days get busier and literally shorter. Benefits of a regular family meal are well documented—school success,
My son slipped while running in the yard and hit his head. What should I do? Do I need to take him to the Emergency Room? Head injuries are common and most minor falls do not result in serious
Got a toddler? Avoid these 9 mistakes… Mistake No. 1: Being Inconsistent Toddlers do best when they know what to expect, whether it’s what time they bathe or go to bed or what consequences they’ll face for misbehaving.
Warm weather is here and that means…bugs. I seem to always get eaten alive on summer evenings when mosquitoes are out. Although many insect bites are just annoying, some can be more serious and even cause dangerous disease. Read my
Good nutrition is an important part of your child’s healthy lifestyle. During the preschool years, your child should be eating the same foods as the rest of the family, with an emphasis on those with nutritional value.
As a preschooler, your child should have a healthy attitude toward eating. Ideally, by this age she no longer uses eating—or not eating—to demonstrate defiance, nor does she confuse food with love or affection. Generally (although almost
By age two, your toddler should be eating three healthy meals a day, plus one or two snacks. He can eat the same food as the rest of the family. With his improved language and social skills, he’ll