Traveling with Kids

By Denise Morrison Yearian Traveling with children can be a rewarding experience, but it can present challenges, too. To help make your summer vacation enjoyable and memorable for everyone in the family, consider these quick tips: Get your child’s input. After...

Screen Addiction

By Dan Williams PT, CSCS, BCN Parents are often concerned that their child is spending too much time on their iPad, iPhone or other electronic device and wonder if screen time affects their brain development and maturation. Parents also wonder if it is addicting...

Eating Disorders

By Gayla Grace Obsessed with every bite of food she ate, Christy’s weight plummeted to 65 pounds. She chewed food for flavor and then spit it out. She wouldn’t drink water for fear of bloating. Without nutrition she couldn’t get out of bed, her eyes...

Risky Teen Challenges

By Nora Heston Tarte The tide pod challenge rocked the nation as children coast to coast died from consuming laundry detergent pods. Parents are at a loss—why are teens participating in this risky, and seemingly purpose-less activity? Do they not understand how...

Teens and ADHD

By Chantay Banikarim, M.D. MPH Does your teen struggle with forgetting homework, organization, making decisions without thinking, concentrating on schoolwork and being patient? Could your teen have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Absolutely. ADHD can...

Parents Ask: Organizational Skills

Q: My 12-year-old is extremely forgetful and disorganized at home and school. My friends tell me this is normal behavior for kids this age. Is this normal and what can I do to help him? – Susan from Cave Creek A: Most 12-year-olds are forgetful or disorganized...

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