Blog posts by Christine Zimmerman, MD

Ten Ways to Win the Homework Battle

The school year is just getting started, and hopefully your child has developed a good routine for homework. If they have not, now is the time to make changes and establish good habits. Parents of my patients have shared some of the skirmishes they’ve experienced, and as I tell them, “You are not alone.”

If you battle over homework, or your child struggles to get assignments completed in time, consider taking a look at his or her homework routine to see how it can be improved. By taking an active interest in their homework, the battle can be less severe or even eliminated. You are showing kids that what they do is important, and, furthermore, you’re helping them develop habits and skills that will help them throughout their lives. Here are some tips to guide the way: Read more

Tykes on Bikes: Keeping Them Safe

Boy on BikeAs a resident doctor, I cared for an eight year old boy named Kyle. Kyle had been riding his bike when a police officer stopped him for not wearing a helmet. After a stern warning, Kyle made sure to wear his helmet the following day, and that was the day that his bike was struck by a car. He suffered significant injuries and had a long road to recovery, but his bike helmet saved his life.

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Getting Ready for Summer Camp

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Sending the kids off to a summer camp can be exciting and also a little scary. Whether it’s an overnight, or a day camp, with some advance preparation you can ensure it’s a fun time for everyone.

Pack the Essentials

While the camp should provide you with a list of what will be needed, it’s always a good idea to make sure your child has the essentials, including:

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Ten Ways to Win the Homework Battle

Winning the Homework Battle

The school year may be half-way over, and by now your child has hopefully gotten into a routine with homework. But, some may still struggle. Parents of my patients have shared some of the skirmishes they’ve experienced, and as I tell them, “You are not alone.”

If you’re continuing to battle over homework, or your child struggles to get assignments completed in time, consider taking a look at his or her homework routine to see how it can be improved. By taking an active interest in their homework the battle can be less severe or even eliminated. You are showing kids that what they do is important, and more importantly, you’re helping them develop habits and skills that will help them throughout their lives. Here are some tips to guide the way:

Read more