Development & Learning
It’s hard enough being a teen these days, without any added problems or pressures. But when teens’ parents are never around, things can get really tough. While many teens might think that having total freedom and no parents to boss them around and nag them would be a dream come true, the reality is that […]
Pediatrician Jennifer Helmcamp discusses the difference between an energetic, slightly hyperactive child and a child with a true disorder such as ADHD.
In America’s big cities, the high school dropout rate is as high as 50% and it’s not much better in rural areas either. Even though education is important as the first step towards getting a job that pays a decent wage, half of the kids who start high school as ninth graders don’t finish all […]
It is hard to be a teenager. As anyone with teenaged children can tell you, it’s even harder to parent them. Teenagers are vacillating between developmental stages, wanting to both be much like an adult, but have none of the responsibility or accountability that comes with that. As parents, we can easily become frustrated, and […]