Dr. Marla Shapiro, family physician and founding editor of ParentsCanada magazine answers questions about your children's health questions and gives health advice.
My child has yellowish, brittle toe nails. What’s the problem and how do I fix it?
Is it OK to give my child a multivitamin or vitamin supplement?
Does my son talk loudly because he’s had so many ear infections? Could there be permanent damage?
I heard chickenpox is getting more dangerous for kids. Is this true?
How sick is “too sick” to go to school or daycare?
Is it OK for my 10-year-old to have a sports drink after a hockey game?
It seems like every day my son reports that he had cupcakes or donuts at school for someone’s birthday. I’m concerned he’s getting too much junk food. Should I be?
Sometimes when my kids are fighting I can get so annoyed and will throw a mommy temper tantrum. Do you have any tips for keeping your cool around your kids?
My kids’ school has a no-nuts policy, but I thought kids with peanut allergies are not usually allergic to tree nuts. Can I use other nut spreads like almond butter in my kid’s lunch?
How can I teach my teens about STIs and safe sex without scaring them?