Commack Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Commack.
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your
questions, give advice and share solutions.
Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community
pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while
Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic.
Do you know of local moms raising their children in the Tiger Mother's way and is it the best way? Where can we get information on local flu shot clinics for children? How do we talk to our children about the Tucson shootings? How can we help our children's schools weather their budget cutbacks?
So grab a cup of coffee (or tea...whatever floats your boat) and settle in as we start the conversation today:
It's hard for kids to determine their likes and dislikes. Let’s face it, one day our 5-year-olds can’t get enough broccoli and by the next week, it's the green enemy. Do young children need guidance when selecting extracurricular activities? Should we as parents make a few choices for them or do we wait until they come to us with an interest? How many activities are too many—is it possible to overload your child and burn them out at a young age?