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Jan 29, 2016

Topic - Infant Gender & Milk Quality.  Mother’s milk is usually baby’s first food, but baby’s gender determines the fat content of the milk.

This is important because the quality of mother’s milk impacts baby’s growth and development.

Studies found that wealthy women with sons gave richer milk. Poor women with...


Jan 28, 2016

Topic - Irlen Syndrome.  Does Jack see “rivers” on the paper created by the spaces between the words when he reads?

Do the words float off the page? Does he have trouble reading under fluorescent light or get headaches when he reads?

Does he read slowly, skip words and lines? Is it hard for him to read for long...


Jan 27, 2016

Topic - Holding Kids Back.  Retaining kids or holding them back a grade is a huge decision which can have lifelong impact.

Get information before going forward. Research indicates that kids who are held back in elementary school are 60% less likely to graduate from high school.

But why is this? Are academic, attentional...


Jan 26, 2016

Topic - Minute By Minute Parenting.  At stop lights, I see parents in a car with three kids and I wonder how they do it.

Three kids, at different stages of life with distinctly different personalities with their own unique needs, must make a parent feel like a big rig trucker flying down an icy mountain road with no...


Jan 25, 2016

Topic - Sibling Abuse.  Alex went to school with bruises on his neck and arms.  His 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Roberts, asked him how he got them. 

Alex responded, “My brother, Tony. He’s 13 and he’s always beating me up.” 

This doesn’t look like “horseplay” to her.  She has no choice but to file a child...