cash-for-vaccinations

Where to get cash for vaccinations

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My daughter is up to date for all her shots. We don’t have insurance, so I forked over the money on my own. As soon as my daughter’s pediatrician mentions a needed vaccine, I tell him to move forward with it. Obviously, I’m on the side of parents who get their kids vaccinated. It’s also …

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Safe pregnancy headache remedies

Safe pregnancy headache remedies

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One of the hardest things a woman goes through while pregnant is pain. Safe pregnancy headache remedies are here, however. Don’t suffer needlessly. The number and types of pregnancy headaches vary between moms. So does the level of pain expecting moms will endure. Some women are stoic while others are wimps. I was a wimp. …

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To Swaddle or not to swaddle

To swaddle or not to swaddle?

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We’ve been proponents for common sense parenting from the beginning. Yes, the experts change the parenting rule book every year. To swaddle or not to swaddle? The Washington Post now says swaddling babies increases sudden infant death syndrome. Succumbing to the paranoia of parents who saw the Kim Kardashian picture and started to believe to …

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Video games bad for children

Are video games bad for my child?

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The most common question from parents for me as a psychologist? Are video games bad for my child? The answer is “no”. Mostly. The amount of computer time – more specifically, game time – children spend makes your head spin. But the reality of video games is it’s either a teaching tool or a distraction. …

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Valentines Day for Kids

Gift ideas for kids on Valentine’s Day

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When we are young (or single) Valentine’s Day tends to be a day that we focus on romance, or intimacy. As parents we are painted a whole different picture. To get that intimate dinner it’s finding a babysitter, to whom you have to pay. Get the kids ready for the sitter, ensure they are taken care of food, etc. Then maybe it is a little bit of alone time. But, you have to have the babysitter home at a decent hour, so no late night movie.

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