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Tips for Single Parents

SOURCES: Jennifer Simeonoff, teacher, Kodiak, AK. Joan Estrada, salesperson, Corona, CA. Ilima Loomis, writer, Maui, HI. Heather Brake, public health worker, Atlanta. Barbara Lampert, PhD, licensed marriage and family therapist, Malibu, CA. Dominique Leveille, PhD, licensed marriage and family therapist; owner, BlissTherapy.me, Miami. WebMD Health

‘Time outs’ don’t do any harm, parents told

Using “time outs” to discipline children is not going to harm them or your relationship with them, US research suggests. Despite criticism of the “naughty step” strategy, children’s anxiety did not increase and neither did their aggressive behaviour, the eight-year study of families found. But a UK psychologist said the key was how the technique… Read More »

Hereditary Spherocytosis (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Hereditary Spherocytosis? Hereditary spherocytosis is an inherited blood disorder. It happens because of a problem with the red blood cells (RBCs). Instead of being shaped like a disk, the cells are round like a sphere. These red blood cells (called spherocytes) are more fragile than disk-shaped… Read More »