Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Parents: Tips for managing the craziness of the teen years

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Michael Bradley, Ed.D., aka Dr. Mike, is beloved by millions of parents across the country for writing; Yes Your Teen is Crazy! And it’s not just the kids who lose it sometimes; which is why he also wrote, Yes Your Parents are Crazy! The real question parents are asking is: What can they do... Read more

TLC’s Breaking the Silence on child sexual abuse

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Over the more than quarter century that I’ve worked in child sexual abuse, I’ve seen attention to the issue come and go. I witnessed the first stirrings that lead to a national attention in the 1970’s as the rape crisis movement intersected with the development of child protection... Read more

Get your child's brain ready for school!

Monday, August 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series on brain health. The new school year is now upon us. Time to return to days filled with more structure, less time with the family, and a lot of running around from school to activities and back. The weather will soon become cooler, days will... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Fajita turkey burger with guacamole

Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Give your turkey burger a Mexican twist with this easy recipe! You can make it healthier by using lean ground turkey. The original recipe calls for sauteing the bell peppers and onions, but they still turn out well if you skip this step. I like to top my burger with guacamole, salsa, and a dallop of... Read more

The #1 mistake busy parents make at the start of the school year

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn Mawr. Busyness is an epidemic in our society. Feeling busy, overwhelmed and over-scheduled has become the norm for most parents. Between work, driving kids to... Read more

Shellfish allergy: Separating fact from fiction

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Did you know that someone can develop a shellfish allergy even if shellfish has been eaten before without any issues? Allergy to shellfish can be serious, and there are many myths surrounding this condition. Let’s separate the facts from the fiction: 1. Myth: Shellfish allergy is common in children... Read more

Why do kids need to learn ‘soft skills’?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 9:14 AM
In today’s global economic climate, employment and productivity are as dependent on academic and technical skills as they are soft skills. What are soft skills? Soft skills are sometimes referred to as “people skills,” “non-cognitive skills,” or “emotional intelligence”... Read more

The 'lows' of edible marijuana

Monday, August 24, 2015, 8:59 AM
In March 2014, a 19-year-old Colorado college student took his own life after consuming an edible marijuana cookie containing 65 milligrams (mg) of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary chemical responsible for marijuana's psychoactive effects. The teen had no history of marijuana, alcohol... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Cilantro lime grilled chicken

Friday, August 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spice up your family’s weeknight dinner with this quick grilled chicken recipe! Marinating the chicken before you grill allows it to soak up flavor and keep it tender. Fresh cilantro kicks this recipe up a notch, not with heat, but with bright, almost citrus taste. Making a homemade marinade... Read more

The problems with asking for medical advice

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Pediatric health practitioners are often tapped by those close to them for opinions about their kids’ health. I can remember being asked questions as early as my first year of medical school (which is a scary thought, looking back now). There are many reasons why people choose to consult the... Read more
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The Healthy Kids blog is your window into the latest news, research and advice around children's health. Learn more about our growing list of contributors here.

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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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