Let's talk about sex daddy!
Sex is a fact of life and as normal as breathing. Being positive and realistic about an issue isn’t the same as giving them permission. The goal of talking about sex in an open, healthy, honest light is to help develop an understanding of the issues and provide your child with good decision-making skills about sex.
Hudson Valley can be tick central
According to the Center for Disease Control, a daily tick check is a good habit to get into now that we’re in the outdoorsy season. Here are their recommendations for checking your kids after a day at summer camp.
Check your body for ticks after being outdoors, even in your own yard. Conduct a bo...
Does nagging your tween about exercising really work?
What does a parent do if their tween or teen isn’t on a team, isn’t into sports, and is starting an unhealthy lifestyle of inactivity and poor eating habits? Jessica Smith, nationally known exercise trainer with a list of DVD’s and videos on the market, knows exactly how that feels. “I h...
The HPV vaccine
While there is a small but vocal percentage of people who are leery of vaccines of all kinds, the vaccine for genital human papillomavirus (HPV) has more than its share of controversy. That’s because, unlike the measles, or H1N1, HPV cannot be transmitted through casual exposure, but requires intima...
Homemade vs. the Jar -- the pros and cons of making your own baby food
Choosing whether to make your own babyfood, or going "jarred," is a tough call. Here, a Hudson Valley parent shares her experiences, and writer, Jill DiGiovanni, provides "food" for thought.
Sandi Shipley, mother of one-year-old Austin, says it all. “I want to provide the best, heal...
Under a Microscope: Let's Examine your Genes
Every new parent's main concern is: "Will my baby be healthy?" Dr. Donna Kasello of Health Quest Medical Practice discusses testing during pregnancy. Explaining a few of the test procedures, Dr. Kasello assures mothers that her and her baby will be taken care of.