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February 01, 2018

Dr. Kirk: Displays of Love

A child approaches her mother and asks, "Mommy, can I get a drink?" The mother, while continuing to look at her phone, says, "Yeah, sure honey, get yourself a drink....more»
January 01, 2018

Dr. Kirk: Parenting in the New Year

Creation. In the beginning, there was the parent and the child. What opportunities await you both – the thrill of the challenge and the excitement of success!
    How often do parents seriously think about the relationship they have with their child? What it is, and where it is headed? What is being created with their child? What should I do differently?
    The sooner you begin to analyze what is occurring in the parent-child relationship, the sooner you may be able to adjust your parenting style to be a more successful parent in the coming year.
December 01, 2017

Dr. Kirk's Advice: The Benefits of Multigenerational Relationships

For a very long time in most cultures, intergenerational learning has been the informal vehicle within families for the transfer of family knowledge, skills, competencies and values between generations, and has occurred as long a people have gathered together....more»
November 01, 2017

Dr. Kirk's Advice: Could YOU be an Inspiration?

The older woman gently guides the young reader through her recent essay, suggesting that she re-read “this particular paragraph....more»
October 01, 2017

Dr. Kirk: Conscious Parenting

Mother stomps into the house, fretting over how much she recently paid for medicine at Costco....more»
September 01, 2017

Dr. Kirk: Whose Homework IS it?

Tommy is puttering around the kitchen and his mother reminds him that he should get started on that homework....more»
August 01, 2017

Dr. Kirk's Advice: The Chicks Come Home to Roost

Brother, age 12, has decided that he would put off doing his assigned chores of house cleaning to play his football video game....more»
August 01, 2017

Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy School Days

(Family Features) When the school year rolls around, switching from pool to school means finding simpler ways to kick off the day with healthy and nutritious options. ...more»
August 01, 2017

Science Says: Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse

With the total solar eclipse right around the cosmic corner, eye doctors are going into nagging overdrive. They say mom was right: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver of it. So it's time to rustle up special eclipse eyewear to use Aug. 21, when the U.S. has its first full solar eclipse spanning coast to coast in 99 years....more»
July 01, 2017

Dr. Kirk: Celebrating Family Time

Grandfather has just finished giving his youngest granddaughter her dinner at the island cottage....more»
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