Why sports officials are your friends

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Not many people wake up in the morning and think, I look forward to getting yelled at, berated, and insulted. Yet, that’s what happens... Read more

Teaching our kids: Abuse is never acceptable

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Editor’s note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Given the recent news headlines, children and teens are asking their parents... Read more

How can I help my new college student manage stress?

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With classes in full swing, new college students navigating the shift from home to college as they make decisions about courses, career and... Read more

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