Posts Tagged ‘doctors’

Parenting News: Childhood Obesity, Fast Food, Talking to Doctors, Smoking During Pregnancy, Talking to Kids

By Dad News Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Should Parents Lose Custody of Super-Obese Kids?: Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation’s most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases. (Associated Press)

Fries to Fruit: Healthier Fast Food for Kids?: Nineteen fast food chains plan to offer healthier meal options on children’s menus as part of a new initiative launched today by the National Restaurant Association. (ABC News)

How to Talk to Your Kids’ Doctor: The doctor will see you now — and the clock is ticking. Studies show you get only about 15 minutes of face time with your pediatrician during an average well visit, so you’ll want to make every second count. (

A New Study Details the Effects of Smoking in Pregnancy: Pretty much everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. It’s particularly ill-advised for pregnant women, although data show one in five U.S. moms-to-be still cop to the habit. Lest smokers need another nudge to quit, the first systematic review of the research now details exactly how cigarette smoking puts baby at risk. (

9 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Child: We all say the wrong thing sometimes, leaving our kids feeling hurt, angry, or confused. Read on for some of the most common verbal missteps moms and dads make, and kinder, gentler alternatives. (

On the DL: My Whole Family

By Daddy Clay Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

DSC_0133When everyone was tucked in last night, I held still for a moment, waiting for the sirens. It was the first night in a week when the time between dinner and lights-out was not taken up with a trip to the ER.

In the space of eight days: my wife broke her arm while out in the yard tossing a frisbee with the kids; my older son awoke with massive swelling on one side of his face that his pediatrician feared might be a drug-resistant staph; my younger son snapped both bones in his arm (he fell while running about 8 feet from where his mom had her flying disc mishap). Read the rest of this entry »