Expert Advice

  • Teen Sex

    Mother Finds Sexual Notes to DaughterOur expert suggests ways a mother can help a child deal with unwanted sexual overtures.
  • Dealing With Bullies

    Best Friend's Son Is Abusive to ChildrenThere are steps that should be taken immediately when a child is striking your children or others.
  • Overnight Camp

    Summer Camp ConcernsRead about other's concerns about overnight summer camps and how safe they are.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse

    When Sexual Abuse Is SuspectedA relative who suspects sexual abuse in the family seeks advice.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse

    Code of HonorHow can you balance confidentiality with the need to protect a child who's suffering abuse?
  • Mercury in Fish

    Should Infants Eat Fish?Find out whether it's okay for an infant to eat fish.
  • Lactose Intolerance

    Can Too Much Milk Cause Allergy?Allergies occur when the body's immune system "reacts" to certain proteins in the food that we eat.
  • Dealing With Bullies

    Peer-Mediation GroupA good peer-mediation program is the most valuable tool a school has in combating violence and bullying in any school.
  • Violence in School

    Getting the Principal to RespondSending a letter to both the Principal and the Superintendent of your school may have the desired effect.
  • Strength Training

    Kids and Weight LiftingWeight training should be avoided until the teen years are over, but an 11-year-old can begin <i>strength</i> training.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse

    Husband Abuses ChildA mother ask what she should can do to protect her child from her abusive husband.
  • Sun Safety

    Protecting Infant from SunBabies younger than six months of age should always be kept out of direct sunlight. Before you take your infant outdoors, be sure she is protected.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse

    My Teen Was MolestedWhat steps should you take when you find out your child has been molested?
  • School Safety

    Parent-Staffed Safety Committees in SchoolsParent-staffed safety committees are an excellent way of assisting a school in deciding how to respond to a given threat, and when to notify other parents.
  • Sports Safety

    Boy Afraid He'll Get Hurt in SportsWhat can parents do when their nine-year-old says he is won't play sports because he's afraid he'll get hurt?
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse

    Son Molested by Neighbor's ChildAn expert advises a mother on how she might help a son who was molested.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse

    Therapy for Childhood Sex AbuseAn expert suggests ways that a parent can learn about the therapy her child is receiving for past sexual abuse.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse

    Mom Threatens to Slap TeenPhysical abuse is never the right response to misbehavior.
  • Teacher/Child Relationships

    Are My Classroom Rules Paranoid?It's quite normal for a bad experience to have effects on classroom rules, but one needs to be rational about the actual risks faced.
  • Smoke Inhalation

    Kids and Secondhand SmokeIt's advisable to keep your children away from cigarette smoke as best you can.