Dear Dr. Nancy:  My Daughter Won’t Brush Her Teeth.  What Do I Do?

This is a frequent question that I receive, and the answer depends partially on the reasons behind the refusal.  If you have a typical child or a child with a disability who is seeking attention, this may be a strategy to get a reaction from you.  This is common with young children or children who… Continue reading Dear Dr. Nancy:  My Daughter Won’t Brush Her Teeth.  What Do I Do?

Family Member with Autism?  Why Summer Vacation is NO Vacation

You know the all too familiar scenario.  Your family is looking forward to a relaxed beach vacation, no commitments, no need to plan, right?  Wrong!  If you have a family member with an autism spectrum disorder, vacation means working around his need for sameness at every stop, finding his preferred foods, sticking to his dinner… Continue reading Family Member with Autism?  Why Summer Vacation is NO Vacation

A Book for all of Us: “The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World,” by Jordan Shapiro

My (no longer in the house) kids are going to roll their eyes through this entire book review.  “Mom,” they are saying, “We could have told you all this years ago.  You spent all that time hating on our screen time, and now you want to learn about it?  We told you so.” Ok guys. … Continue reading A Book for all of Us: “The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World,” by Jordan Shapiro