Parenting | Skills and Strategies

Summer Safety Advice from an Emergency Room Physician

This past weekend marks the official start of summer. Many schools are out for vacation until late August,  which means more unstructured time for children in a variety of outdoor activities. I recen...

Child Development | Parenting | Skills and Strategies | Social Relationships | Stress in Motherhood

Part 2: Resolving Conflict:15 Strategies to Teach Your Child

The most influential social experience a child encounters are with family members. A child's family experience creates the foundation on how a child learns and understands the world. Relationships w...

Child Development | Parenting | Skills and Strategies | Stress in Motherhood

Part 1: Sibling Bullying: Twelve Strategies Every Parent Needs to Know

Sibling relationships have been described as conflictual and close. To think our children will always get along and always enjoy one another's company is simply unrealistic. As parents, we expect and ...

Parenting | Stress in Motherhood

The Marathon by Kerry Sheeran

At first glance, on the side-lines of a suburban spring soccer field, the Sheeran family looks like any other family cheering their daughter, as she runs with her teammates, advancing the soccer ball ...

Child Development | Parenting | Stress in Motherhood

Tears and Tantrums

My youngest daughter Jamie is three. She is funny, charming and has the vocabulary of a thirty-year-old, which I think developed in order to keep up with her three older sisters. Being number four in ...