| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:13 PM
America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV.
The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:06 PM
The summer months can be a time for lots of fun. Parents need to be aware, however, that potential dangers lurk, especially for infants who are more susceptible to the summer heat.
Parents should take care to keep babies healthy and cool during the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:03 PM
It's a free country, folks are wont to say.
So says the Bill of Rights' guarantee to Americans.
We can worship how we like. We can peaceably gather when we choose. We can bear and keep AK-47s. And we can say what we darn well please.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Dear Mr. Dad: We have two boys, ages four and nine. The nine-year-old has no problem sleeping in his own bed, but the four-year-old constantly wants to sleep with my husband and me. I don't mind an occasional "sleep over" especially when my husband is...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Junior high students are having trouble turning away from the television.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control found that watching TV is a daily habit for close to all middle school age students in America.
It's not surprising that most...
| Jul 20, 2014
Q: When is a child too old for a pacifier? My daughter who is 2, still uses one and cries when I take it away. If she is too old, how to I get her to stop?
A: Two is not too old for a pacifier but you should be starting to think about weaning her off,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For some time there has been a nationwide effort to cut back on unnecessary medical tests, over-prescribed drugs and surgery that doesn't end up helping people feel better.
But old habits die hard.
Dr. Emma Trejo knows that only too well. As an...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Should day-care providers be barred from giving whole milk to children over 2? That's what a bill now pending before the state Senate would require.
It's a measure that pushes the nanny-state concept beyond reasonable bounds. Moreover, the proposal is...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:52 PM
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A bill in the state Senate would ban whole milk for kids 2 and older in day care. Only low-fat (1 percent and under) milk could be served to children over 2 years old,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Food and Drug Administration, underlining the potential health benefits to infants and young children of fatty acids found plentifully in fish, on Tuesday urged pregnant women and new mothers to consume more fish and to feed it more often to their...