By Dr. Tina Lepage Dr. Tina Lepage is the owner of Lepage Associates Solution-Based Psychological & Psychiatric Services, a group practice in S. Durham/RTP. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.
  • Parenting Page: Being ‘Cool’

    October 4, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Recently I have had a few conversations about how cool, or not, I am anymore, and how cool has evolved as I age – the evolution of cool in human development.

  • Parenting Page: Allowing A Child To Make Tough Decisions

    September 5, 2013 at 5:30 am

    At what age do you let a child make an important decision on their own?

  • Parenting Page: Potty Training

    August 16, 2013 at 5:58 am

    It isn’t uncommon for day cares to have a rule that to enter the 3-year-old classroom the child must be potty trained.

  • Parenting Page: Bad Daddy!

    August 2, 2013 at 4:29 am

    This incident is a wonderful example of how some of what seem like the most frustrating moments of parenting can evolve into the best memories.

  • Parenting Page: Childcare Desperation

    July 17, 2013 at 5:16 am

    How many babysitters does one need to have on their list in order to be certain one will always be available when you need one?

  • Parenting Page: I’m Watching You!

    June 28, 2013 at 5:12 am

    One Saturday morning when Page was about three and a half years old, I was tidying up the room while she was watching TV.

  • Parenting Page: Imperfect Confidence

    June 13, 2013 at 11:26 am

    When I was growing up I learned a little ditty about confidence from an Elvis movie.

  • Parenting Page: That Floppy Thing

    May 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    This is one of the funniest conversations we’ve had — one of those where as a parent you have to stay serious because the child is just too young to get the humor.

  • Parenting Page: Getting Dogs

    May 9, 2013 at 11:06 am

    The decision to get a pet is not an easy one as a parent, because it introduces another care-taking responsibility into the household.

  • Parenting Page: Mama Bear

    May 2, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I don’t consider myself tough. But apparently, nothing turns you into a ferocious bear like motherhood.