Please talk with your children about cell phones. Specifically, the following: in doctors’ offices, cell phones should be off or silenced. Telephone calls can wait. Text messages can wait. When someone is talking with you, do not look at your phone; do not text someone; do not refuse to turn off your phones; do not say, ‘I’m listening,’ while texting someone on your phone. You are raising children who are the definition of ‘disrespectful.’
I have started a new policy. If your child is not willing to put the phone down, I will come back when they will. I will not compete with electronics. I feel it is so sad that I have to do something like this when parents should be the ones teaching their children what is right and wrong.
The phones can also interfere with medical equipment!
Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul
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January is coming to an end. If you’re having trouble keeping your health goals, Dr. Annette St. Pierre-Mackoul discusses ways to get yourself back on track.
The poor children of Southwest Florida are being hit hard by Strep Throat, Influenza and a host of other illnesses! Try to keep healthy by good handwashing, getting at least 10 hours of sleep per night, take your vitamins daily, and brush twice a day / floss daily / and rinse with mouthwash twice a day. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
Exciting new link coming tonight, WINK-TV’s CW 6 news segment tomorrow morning at 7:40, and the ‘Biggest Winner’ tomorrow at 4:30-6! So much great news coming in a few short hours!
We all know that there is a problem with childhood obesity and lack of physical activity outside of school for our kids. I want to throw out an idea and I really hope it will take off. I am willing to get personal trainers at my office 5 days a week – I hope to get up to 7 days a week eventually. Everyday at 4:30, I will have the children register and weigh in (if they don’t want to weigh in, t……hat’s fine – but I will privately have each check in and get their pulse, blood pressure and temperature). Then we will have an activity daily from 5 until 6 pm. I encourage the parents to work out with their children, not just drop them off. This will not be a babysitting program, if your child is not well behaved without you, they may not stay without you. I will be participating daily as well. Who’s interested? Message me on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or call the office at 415-1131 and tell them how many people are interested. When I have all the details worked out, I will let you know.
This will be free and open to all!