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Dr. Spock’s Timeless Lessons In Parenting

Dr. Spock’s Timeless Lessons In Parenting

By Richard Gunderman Guest Writer The book ignited a revolution, breaking free from conventional wisdom that said children required schedules, discipline and little affection. Instead, “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Childcare,” written by Dr. Benjamin Spock and published in ...

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How To Get Your Children Talking About Their School Day

How To Get Your Children Talking About Their School Day

  By Jessica Cooke and Sheri Madigan Guest Writers “How was your day at school?” “Fine.” Does this sound familiar? This is the dreaded response to a well-intentioned question that parents might ask. The robot-sounding response is what parents hear ...

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Why Children Need Risk, Fear And Excitement In Play

Why Children Need Risk, Fear And Excitement In Play

By Mariana Brussoni Guest Writer “Be careful!” “Not so high!” “Stop that!” Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests this may be over-protective and that kids need more opportunities for risky play outdoors. Risky play ...

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Why Parents Should Fear Measles, Not The Vaccine

Why Parents Should Fear Measles, Not The Vaccine

By David W Scheifele Guest Writer The oxygen flow was at maximum but it wasn’t enough to keep Aliyah alive. Her measles-damaged lungs failed in the night. Aliyah was one of hundreds of children with measles that I looked after ...

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Is It Safe To Drink Alcohol While Breastfeeding?

Is It Safe To Drink Alcohol While Breastfeeding?

By Stephanie Liu, Erin Manchuk and Shannon Ruzycki Guest Writers Is it safe to drink alcohol and breastfeed? As physicians, we have always cautioned patients not to. As mothers, we look forward to the occasional glass of wine. We also know that ...

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