Category Archives: Parenting

Corey Haim, another dead child actor

Corey Haim is dead, Los Angeles Police confirmed to TV station KTLA. He was 38. Police say it is believed the actor, who had a long history of substance-abuse problems, perished from an accidental overdose at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. via … Continue reading

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The 'good old days' when kids just had to suck it up

“Back in my day, kids were kids! We worked out our problems on our own. We didn’t go crying to some stranger with a whole bunch of initials after his name.” Gus was ridiculing a conversation a fellow therapist and … Continue reading

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Increase in maternal mortality due to inconsistent health care?

I just got back from Texas where I was taking my mother to various doctor’s appointments.  I discovered, not for the first time, that Texas really is like a whole other country because the lady just got there three weeks … Continue reading

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Sea Monkeys: Disappointing at any age?

I went home with a package of Sea Monkeys at a press event a few years ago and was waiting for the right time to spring it on my daughter. After 21 inches of snow and two days indoors, last … Continue reading

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Take your kid to work day fail at JFK

As I was flying out of JFK this morning, I watched this as part of my in-flight entertainment – [youtubevid id=”AvvmCldvsRQ”] Listen, I think my kids are brilliant but I don’t let my four-year-old write my posts. And even if … Continue reading

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Vaccine Rhetoric vs. Reality: Pediatrician Q & A

Recent admonishments from Britain’s General Medical Board and the Lancet aside, there is still a vocal sect that believes autism is caused by the MMR vaccine. It’s not only Jenny McCarthy – if you tune in to any parenting website … Continue reading

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The girl behind Utah's bill criminalizing miscarriage

John Knefel brought this insane legislative item to our attention last week and yesterday’s New York Times gives us some background into the decision behind Utah’s bill that would send a woman to prison if someone (who, I’m wondering?) suspects … Continue reading

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