Pa.’s new car seat law goes into effect in August

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“When can I turn my child forward in their car seat?” is probably the most frequently asked child passenger safety question that... Read more

Why drowsy driving is impaired driving

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Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death for teens in the US, and I always remind parents that they need to help their teens... Read more

What it means when children explore gender identity

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Parents sometimes ask me what it means when their young child prefers toys which are traditionally associated with the opposite gender, like... Read more

Wear orange on June 2: National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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On most days, I associate the color orange with joy, sunshine and fun, but on Thursday, June 2nd, to me and many across the US, orange will... Read more

When do 'time outs' have their time and place?

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Discussing different behavioral strategies is an important part of my patient visits, and I frequently recommend the use of time-out for children... Read more

The ‘duct tape challenge’ and other dangerous social media trends

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The ‘duct tape challenge’, where someone is wrapped in duct tape and challenged to break free within a certain period of time,... Read more

What you should know about hoverboards

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As many of you know, one of the most popular gifts this holiday season was the hoverboard – those two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered... Read more

In a world with guns, sensible ways to keep kids safe

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Despite the controversies around guns, there is one thing I think we can agree on – no child should die from guns. While it might be... Read more