Top School Age Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone

    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child’s tired, raspy voice whispers “Mom? Moooooom?” It’s now that you realize, this will not be the night of restful sleep you’ve been fantasizing about since your water broke. Many parents find it tough to send their kids back to their own […]

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  • How long is Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease Contagious for?

    How long is Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease Contagious?

    We just figured out the boys both have Hand/Foot/Mouth disease which is no big deal.  The issue is that Chantal’s mom just came home from the hospital after having total knee replacement surgery on Monday.  Should we ALL stay…

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    Should pre-teens have cell phones? My 10-year-old thinks so.

    My 10-year-old daughter wants a cell phone. She wants it bad. So bad that the other night I came home to the note pictured below.

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  • Make Gardening a Family Activity

    Make Gardening a Family Activity

    Parents often use their kids as an excuse as to why they can’t grow their own food. To that I’ll ask, “Why not include the kids and make it a family experience?”

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  • The Cheating Crisis in our Schools

    The Cheating Crisis in our Schools

    Most American students cheat. In nationwide surveys on college campuses, about seven in ten students admitted to some cheating.  Three in five high school students admitted that they had cheated on an exam, and more than four in five admitted copying another student’s homework in the past 12 months.

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  • Tonsilitis

    Tonsillitis A-to-Z Guide: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

    Introduction to tonsillitis: If you look into your child’s throat, you might see what look like small, dimpled, pink golf balls on either side of the throat. These are the tonsils. The tonsils are the visible part of the immune system’s ring of protection that surrounds the back of the throat. This immune tissue stands […]

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  • Stuttering

    Stuttering: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Speech disfluency Introduction to stuttering: When a child stutters, parents are often told to relax, that the stuttering is a phase that will soon be outgrown, and that nothing need be done. This advice is not always helpful. What is stuttering? Stuttering is a speech disorder that arises from a combination of genetic […]

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  • Scabies

    Scabies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Mite infestation Introduction to scabies: A child has an itchy rash. Someone has called it eczema, or something like that, and a cortisone cream was prescribed. But the itching never improved. Or perhaps your child has no rash at all, but scratches relentlessly. Either way, perhaps the child has undiagnosed scabies. What is […]

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    Obesity: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Over-nutrition Introduction to obesity: You’ve probably already heard that we are raising the most overweight, out-of-shape generation of children in history. On January 21, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released another round of figures. What is amazing is that the problem isn’t staying the same, but keeps increasing, year […]

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  • Lice

    Lice: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Pediculosis, Head lice Introduction to lice: My head starts to itch when I even write about lice. Lice are a common problem wherever children gather. If you are concerned about lice, you are not alone. Each year, many day-care centers, schools, neighborhoods, extended families, and small family units face this problem. What is […]

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