Dear Dr. Gramma Karen, Ever since the birth of our daughter Hannah two years ago, my mother-in-law has been rather critical and disrespectful. She refuses to see the problem with her behavior. Do you have any advice?
The foundation of effective parenting is leading by example. This is especially true when establishing good dental hygiene habits like brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist. An early orthodontic treatment may also be helpful in making extra room in the mouth for permanent teeth to be placed properly.
September is #NationalBabySafetyMonth. As parents, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our MAM babies. In conjunction with our friends at top baby registry site Guguguru, we are posting safety tips throughout #JPMABabySafetyMonth to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies.
I recently received a phone call from a parent; she was confused and concerned regarding a shift in her ten-year-old son’s approach to his schoolwork. This, unfortunately, is a common occurrence in the world of tutoring. Many children begin their academic careers with passion and promise, only to show signs of hesitancy, and even apathy, as they near the end of elementary school. Parents are left wondering, “What happened?”
I’ve found that for young elementary schoolers, parental attitudes and training will set the stage for their success for years to come. Here are the tips and tricks that have worked for my family and me:
With summer coming to a close and the beginning of a new school year looming, it is the perfect time for parents to reflect on our hopes for our children in this coming year. We likely all want our kids, no matter their age, to try new things, deepen current friendships and create new ones, and develop skills and talents.
A new school year brings promise. In an effort to nurture the enthusiasm, I have a few strategies to help your children get through homework quickly, and hopefully, painlessly for you!
Sometimes we adults forget just how big and intimidating the world is for children. Starting a new project or going to a place we’ve never been before isn’t scary to us. However, the thought can leave some children petrified.