Power of Routines for Children

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

Most adults have general routines that they follow which give their day a bit of structure and predictability. For example, a morning routine can consist of turning off the alarm clock, going to the bathroom, taking a shower, getting dressed, and then eating breakfast. The wonderful part of a well-practiced routine is that you don’t have to devote much mental energy to get it completed.…

Corporal Punishment at Home

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

This week’s episode looks at home corporal punishment is done in the homes of young children. We are featuring a journal article this week titled Eavesdropping on the family: A pilot investigation of corporal punishment in the home. The authors used audio recorders to monitor 33 mothers with young children during the early evening hours to see how they resolved their children’s misbehavior. The authors…

Toddlers Need Their MMR Vaccination

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The toddler is sweating with a fever and crying. She has not eaten in a couple of days and she has swollen glands on either side of her face. Her parents look on anxiously and try to get her fever down. Unfortunately the disease progresses and the little girl becomes deaf. In the 1950’s it was all too common for toddlers to contract the mumps…