Ever since Colorado legalized recreational cannabis use ten months ago, parents have been asking me if it is really safe for their teen. They remember weekends of smoking during college and think that it is harmless. On the other hand, teenagers to young adults have assumed that such use is normal and perfectly o.k. However, recent research suggests otherwise.
Numerous parents, regardless of their intelligence and socioeconomic levels, are not mindful that drinking during pregnancy may result in significant problems in their child’s language, social skills, and ability to focus.
Many parents have wondered whether they should talk to their pediatrician if their child is struggling in school. Other parents are very curious whether they ought to discuss their child's difficulties with social skills with their pediatrician as well.
"My daughter has that blank look on her face. I'm wondering if Mallory is really paying attention or truly can't understand what I'm requesting?" "Jake just seems to ramble at times. At other times, he has trouble saying what he thinks. Jake also uses words like, ‘stuff,' and ‘that thing' a lot. He is so smart but you can't tell when he talks."
"Well, the fact really is that I do not know what I'm really in search of. I know that my son, Jack, may have problems but then I don't know. It just seems that he is fine in most situations and in others something is terribly wrong. I'm always questioning my judgment. I know that something is amiss when I look at his entire life."
"Mom...I do not want to take Chinese. Do I have to? It's too hard."
"Grandma...my stomach is hurting and I don't know why."
"He has quite the sense of humor that boy! He just keeps on laughing and giggling. That's my grandson."
"My daughter is not eating much these days. I don't know what's wrong."