With an organized roadmap to offer checkups and flu vaccines this fall, I’m proud to say that our practice vaccinated more than seventy five percent of the patients and the parents who come to us. It wasn’t an easy task, and there were some families who probably thought our email reminders were annoying. To you, […]
Hey, just wanted to say thanks, Dr. Hamblin. Can I call you, Jim? I love your magazine, and I really appreciate your bringing the issue of screen time to the attention of so many.
Child Passenger Safety Week. I love this idea, but not for the ‘top down’ educational opportunity it presents. There’s that, of course. I do appreciate any and every opportunity to talk about safe travel for kids. I’ve long been out here reminding anyone who will listen: We need better car seats, and we deserve trustworthy […]
There’s little doubt that our diet is responsible for a variety of health problems. Kids and families eat very differently than they did a generation ago. Processed foods are part of life. What if it’s not so much the kind of food we eat but how the food is prepared that gives rise to many […]
At Stanford University, a group of researchers studied the ability of four-year olds to wait for a treat. In the experiments, children were offered two marshmallows if they could hold out and overcome the oh-so-tempting one marshmallow that sat within reach. Guess how many children could delay gratification for the bigger, better outcome? Watch: The […]
“The irresistible temptation to ‘play’ with guns…” That description was the opening statement on a TV trailer for Diane Sawyer’s documentary on children and guns in the home. When my boys were small, I was adamant that we would not have toy guns in the house. I wanted my kids to know that guns were […]