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AAfter the fifteenth time asking one, or all of my four children to “Stop fidgeting”, “Don’t climb there!”, “What are you doing?”, “Please stand up now”, “Please stop talking its prayer time…” it flashed across my mind and not for...
Parenting a child is not an easy task. Parenting a child with a disability is altogether a more challenging experience. But what exactly is a disability? A disability may be defined as a condition that may restrict a person’s...
Building Blocks Pre School in Kingston, Jamaica, has been setting the stage for young minds to grow for 17 years. Led by Principal Jodie Williams, the school has an incredible Team of qualified and nurturing educators on hand to...
We asked 45 new and expectant mothers what the most important concerns about the post pregnancy process were. As expected, the most popular answer was being able to care for their babies, including nursing and bonding, as best as possible. The second most...

“Bamboozled”. That’s what we call it in Jamaica where I am from. In the US where I currently live they say “pulling the wool over my eyes”. In my little world of parenting I call it an invitation for a discipline encounter. I’m talking...
Dear Doc: With the recent dengue scare in my community, I can't help but worry about my 3 children. Is there anything I can do in addition to mosquito nets and screening to keep them safe? How will I know if they...
Dear Doctor Thea: I have an awkward question. My 20 month old son has begun to masturbate, and I don't know how to deal with this. My Mother-In-Law says to slap him, and stop him. Is it normal? What do I...
Emerging from the ashes of political and gang warfare throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Rose Town openly bears the scars of its decades’ long struggle for community peace and unity. Though the ‘borderline’ between Upper and Lower Rose Town...
Dear Doc. I had the most gorgeous hair while pregnant. Thick, glossy. Really healthy looking. My baby is now 2 months old and my hair is shedding faster than the baby weight. It's dry, brittle, breaking, and I swear I'm developing bald...
Being cool is easy when you have cool kids wearing cool clothes. Check out three of this summer’s coolest looks for easy summer styling featuring simple styles with bright and fun colours! Comfy jumpy Go Gently Baby strikes gold with this...