Should we ban handheld devices for 12 and under?

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Interrupting rapid brain growth for babies, sleep deprivation, and delayed development – These were a few reasons a pediatric occupational... Read more

Make holiday hugs a child’s choice

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Learning to set and hold boundaries is an important life skill. Adults without boundaries are routinely taken advantage of by others because... Read more

Talking to kids about gender and transgender individuals

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Last week, I discussed how the topic gender fluidity has recently entered the spotlight from celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner, and how professionals... Read more

Talking to kids about gender

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Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. It used to be so easy, people complain – there were two genders -- male and female. And... Read more

Back-to-school tips from Healthy Kids bloggers

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With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips. Here’s to a healthy... Read more

TLC’s Breaking the Silence on child sexual abuse

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Over the more than quarter century that I’ve worked in child sexual abuse, I’ve seen attention to the issue come and go. I witnessed... Read more

Kids and trauma: Science trumps handcuffs

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There has been lot of buzz about a video shot last year of a Kentucky deputy sheriff handcuffing an 8-year-old schoolboy with attention deficit... Read more

Mutual consent laws – can we legislate intimate conversations?

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Consent for sex is in the news these days – from Bill Cosby’s acknowledgment to using drugs which removed partners’ capability... Read more