Kids And Exercise

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD(Model: Joshua Vermeulen) When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym, running on a treadmill, or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, … Continue reading Kids And Exercise

The Many Faces Of Child Abuse – Part 4

picture by: Warning Signs & Risk Factors The earlier child abuse is caught, the better the chance of recovery and appropriate treatment for the child. Child abuse is not always obvious. By learning some of the common warning signs of child abuse and neglect, you can catch the problem as early as possible and … Continue reading The Many Faces Of Child Abuse – Part 4

The Surrogate Dad

Our society in general seems suspicious of the paternal instinct. Many people doubt the existence of such a thing. Fathers are perceived as natural tomcats, rootless and without loyalty, given to roam. But I discovered in my own relationship, I feel a protective instinct when I’m around kids. I’m conscientious of the ways in which … Continue reading The Surrogate Dad

The Many Faces of Child Abuse – Part 1

Stop The Chain Of AbuseAuthors: Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: July 2013. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the … Continue reading The Many Faces of Child Abuse – Part 1