Tag Archive: Dr.Mom Column

What I want every parent and grandparent to know about car seat safety

Driving. Some of us spend more than half of our day in our cars. With our children. We drive them to school, to day-care, to pre-school, to dance class, to soccer practice…you name it. There’s no doubt we want them to be safe. So, each and every time we buckle them in, shouldn’t we know…

5 Tips for Keeping those Baby Teeth Healthy

Taking care of those precious baby teeth matters. Aren’t they going to lose them anyway? Well, yes they will. No matter how hard we try, the tooth fairy will manage to snatch those prized baby teeth. However, the health of those first teeth is important in the long term health of our children’s “big kid”…

Facing Teen Substance Abuse Head On

The teen years are fraught with emotion and peer pressure. Throw in the heavy issues of sex and exposure to drugs and alcohol, and you’ve got some potentially life-altering situations arising here. I can almost guarantee you that your teenage son or daughter will be offered alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes or other illicit drugs in his…

The ABCs of Preventing Back to School Illnesses

So I have a new gig, one I’m very excited about. You can now find me writing a weekly column for The Sacramento Bee in their family section on Tuesdays. This week was my debut column and I give you the low down on those back to school bugs and how to prevent, recognize, and…