Parents Ask – LGBT

  by Dr. Dawn Byrd   Q: I have a seventeen-year-old daughter and because of some text messages I have seen on her phone I am beginning to wonder if my daughter is a lesbian or perhaps bisexual. What do I say and how do I start a conversation about it? Karen, Cave...

Parents Ask: ADHD

Q. My child’s teacher has told me that she thinks my child has ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Is there anything I can do other than medication? Malinda – Phoenix A. One of the biggest concerns with a diagnosis of ADHD is lack of attention or ability...

Parents Ask: Move On When Reading

By Pearl Chang Esau, President & CEO of Expect More Arizona Q: I’m hearing a lot about the program Move On When Reading and its importance in third grade. My daughter is a little behind and I’m concerned. What do I need to know about this and how can I help my...

Parents Ask: Sibling Rivalry

Q: I have two daughters, ages 6 and 9. The sibling rivalry has become unbearable for my husband and I. What are some things we can do to strengthen their relationship? – Melissa, Chandler A: As frustrating as it is for parents, sibling rivalry has existed as...

Parents Ask: Dental Health

Q: I have two children, ages 3 and 6. Brushing teeth is a battle every night with both of them. I know how important good dental hygiene is for young children. Do you have any tips on how to make brushing fun? – Samantha in Gilbert A: The first step in the...

Parents Ask: Tantrums

Q: It is impossible to take my 3-year-old into a store without listening to her beg for everything she sees. Very often the begging turns into crying or screaming tantrums. What can I do to make the shopping experience easier for us both? I always dread having to take...

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