Boy Scouts of America covered up decades of sexual abuse. What parents need to know to keep their children safe.

By |2019-08-12T13:07:38-05:00August 12th, 2019|Articles, CULTURE, Emotional Health, FATHERS, Media, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Raising Sons, Raising Sons|

In recent months, Boy Scouts of America has come under fire for covering up a decades-long history of sexual abuse within their organization. As of this week, at least 800 [...]

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week. Time to Debunk the Most Popular Breastfeeding Myths.

By |2019-08-07T17:09:27-05:00August 7th, 2019|Articles, Breastfeeding, CULTURE, Emotional Health, MOTHERS, PARENTING|

Today is the final day of World Breastfeeding Week, a week dedicated to protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. As a pediatrician, I believe it is important to draw awareness to [...]

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Should you talk to your child about mass shootings and bomb threats? Absolutely. Here’s why.

By |2019-08-05T12:35:25-05:00August 5th, 2019|Articles, CULTURE, PARENTING|

'The number of mass shootings across the U.S. so far in 2019 has outpaced the number of days this year, according to a gun violence research group. This puts 2019 [...]

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Ask Dr. Meg: My daughter can’t break her compulsive habits. How can I help her?

By |2019-07-29T13:06:26-05:00July 29th, 2019|Ask Dr. Meg, CULTURE, Emotional Health, FATHERS, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Raising Daughters, Raising Daughters, Teenagers, Young Adults|

Dr. Meeker, I'm a longtime fan since I read "Strong Fathers" years ago.  I keep it on my nightstand and give a copy to every new dad I know. I [...]

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Dreading your family reunion this summer? Don’t despair. Prepare.

By |2019-07-03T17:02:49-05:00July 2nd, 2019|CULTURE, FATHERS, Grandparents, Miscellaneous, MOTHERS, PARENTING|

July is National Family Reunion Month, which means many of us will be traveling near and far to gather with loved ones, share meals, laugh together, reminisce and play games. [...]

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Why A Screen-Free Summer Is More Possible for Your Family than You Think It Is.

By |2019-07-10T12:57:07-05:00July 2nd, 2019|Articles, CULTURE, Emotional Health, FATHERS, Miscellaneous, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Screen Time|

Summer is the perfect time for families to unplug, get off their screens and spend time with one another. But when you hear the phrase “screen-free summer,” realistically, what comes [...]

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Dads, You Need to Hear What Bréne Brown Has to Say About Fatherhood

By |2019-07-01T18:24:31-05:00June 27th, 2019|Articles, CULTURE, FATHERS, Miscellaneous, PARENTING|

During her recent Netflix special “The Call to Courage,” best-selling author and vulnerability expert Bréne Brown touched on an important misconception many fathers have about what it means to be [...]

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Ask Dr. Meg: My son has ADHD, did I turn to medications too soon?

By |2019-07-10T13:16:42-05:00June 20th, 2019|ADHD/ADD, Ask Dr. Meg, Miscellaneous, MOTHERS, PARENTING, Raising Sons|

Dear Dr. Meg, My son is 9 years old and just ending his year of third grade.  In first grade, we were encouraged by his teacher to have him evaluated [...]

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